Fluting Iron Roller

Fluting Iron Roller

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Large, conical, corrugated roller with removable slug or heater from a full-size patent model (U.S. Patent No. 122,607) of a fluting machine, made by Jacob F. Hayen on Buffalo, NY, and patented on January 9, 1872; missing its matching, flat, curved, corrugated bed. Roller frame has a wood handle with brass ferrule and a hinged arm at wide end with pawn-shaped knob secured closed by a flat spring riveted through the top of frame. Hollow, conical slug has an arched lifting handle for easy insertion and removal. No marks on object, but there are two torn pieces of a darkened paper tag printed "1871" along top that are taped together and tied through the knob with red or purple wove ribbon, and two more tags (a circular white paper tag tied to roller frame and a loose, old paper tag inside the slug) that are both inscribed with patent information.
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Object Name
roller, fluting iron
Date made
patent date
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Physical Description
brass (roller, ferrule material)
iron, forged (roller frame, slug material)
steel (spring material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 3 3/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 9 3/4 in; 9.525 cm x 16.1925 cm x 24.765 cm
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accession number
patent number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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