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

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

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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
Object Type
Patent Model
model constructed
before 1837-08-15
patent date
Golding, John
place made
United States: Massachusetts
associated place
United States: Massachusetts, Dedham
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 13 5/8 in x 15 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in; 34.6075 cm x 39.37 cm x 27.305 cm
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catalog number
accession number
patent number
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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