1837 Golding's Patent Model of a Spinning Doubling and Twisting Silk Machine

Doubling and Twisting Thread Machine Patent Model
Patent No. 352, issued August 15, 1837
John Golding, Dedham, Massachusetts
In his patent specification, Golding noted that the frame of the doubling and twisting machine was to be constructed like any of the “modern” frames. It would have gears, and an eccentric, or heart, motion to guide the thread on the spool. His patent claim concerned the arrangement of the machinery that prevented wasting the thread if it broke. This was accomplished by stopping the spindle and raising the feeding-down roller.
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Object Name
doubling and twisting thread machine patent model
model constructed
before 1837-08-15
patent date
Golding, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 13 5/8 in x 8 in x 14 1/2 in; 34.6075 cm x 20.32 cm x 36.83 cm
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Dedham
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Patent Models
Patent Models
Patent Models, Textile Machinery
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Janssen, Barbara Suit. Patent Models Index

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