1838 Yerkes's Patent Model of a Spindle and Flyer

Description
Spindle and Flyer Patent Model
Patent No. 781, issued June 12, 1838
Richard E. Yerkes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
According to his patent specification, Yerkes patented “the revolving arrangement and combination of the sliding shaft, with the broach, or with the spool, for the purpose of removing and renewing the latter . . . .” The action of the sliding shaft enabled the operator to remove and change the spool when the spring was pressed down. In addition, he patented the ring in combination with the flyers that distributed the yarn on the spool. Yerkes intended his improvements to be used on machines for spinning cotton and other fibers.
Location
Currently not on view
model constructed
before 1838-06-12
patent date
1838-06-12
inventor
Yerkes, Richard E.
associated place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
ID Number
TE.T11420.080
catalog number
T11420.080
accession number
89797
patent number
781
subject
Patent Models
Invention
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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