"THE ORIGINAL KNOX" Fluting Machine

"THE ORIGINAL KNOX" Fluting Machine

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Manually-operated fluting machine or iron with two, hollow, corrugated rollers, open at one end, mounted horizontally one above the other to a flat, coved-sided, rectangular base with swiveling C clamp at front right; model and patent information cast in top and maker across underside. Enamelled black with red and metallic gold striping and accents; lithograph of Mrs. Knox affixed in oval at center of base. Lower roller is mounted to two, tapered rectangular pedestal supports and has a wooden-handled crank at its right end; frame holding upper roller has an arched flat spring across its top and lever at back that pivots inside the end of an arm extending from the right support and ending with tension screw on spring.
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Object Name
iron, fluting
date made
after 1892
patent date for clamping device
patent reissue date for fluting machine
North Brothers Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
iron, cast (overall material)
enamel (finish material)
paint (decoration material)
ink (lithograph material)
paper (lithograph material)
brass (rollers material)
beech or maple (handle material)
overall: 8 1/4 in x 13 3/8 in x 7 1/8 in; 20.955 cm x 33.9725 cm x 18.0975 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Pasquaney Trust
Household Tools and Equipment
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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