Gould Shaper, 1860

Description (Brief):

This shaper was built by Ezra Gould in his Newark, New Jersey shop, the shop later became Gould and Eberhardt, a major builder of machine tools. This shaper was used to machine flat surfaces in metal. On a shaper the cutting tool moves and the workpiece stays stationary. Conversely, in a planer the workpiece moves and the cutting tool stays stationary. This design difference allows for precise work on small pieces. This shaper could plane 6 inches long and 14 inches wide.

Date Made: ca 1860

Manufacturer: Gould, Ezra

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: Massachusetts, Worcester

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Credit Line: Norton Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MC.329218Catalog Number: 329218Accession Number: 280595

Object Name: metal shaper

Measurements: overall: 51 1/2 in x 20 in x 33 in; 130.81 cm x 50.8 cm x 83.82 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-b92c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_880305

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