"EAGLE" Fluting Machine


Manually-operated fluting machine or iron with two, hollow, corrugated rollers, open at crank end, mounted horizontally one above the other to a single arm on a flat rectangular base with four splayed ogee feet; model and patent date are cast in top and maker across underside. Wooden-handled crank at right end of lower roller; frame holding upper roller is fastened to a vertical arm connected at bottom through a slot in base to a pull tab at front right that lifts the roller. Enamelled black. Top of mount and stand underside inscribed "17" in yellow chalk or crayon. Machine only; no tongs or slugs.

Date Made: 1875 - 1891Patent Date: 1875-11-02

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Household Tools and Equipment


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Credit Line: Gift of W. B. Lincoln, Jr.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.307541.0002Catalog Number: 307541.0002Accession Number: 307541

Object Name: iron, fluting

Physical Description: iron, cast (overall material)enamel (finish material)brass (rollers material)beech or maple (handle material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 11 in x 4 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 27.94 cm x 12.065 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9dca-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_311783

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