Molding Machine

Molding Machine

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Patent model molding machine. Deep rectangular box form with open top and bottom, sides joined by screws. Has shaped curved legs which are continuations of side pieces. Spout form on wedge attached to front. Inside is revolving drum with blades that is truned by the handle on the outside. Four grooved pieces of loose wood tied to handle. Engraved in script on side opposite handle and above gear: "John Jones / Machine for Making Candles / Clay pipe / Hollow brick &c."
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Object Name
machine, molding
date made
ca 1880
Physical Description
metal, brass (overall material)
overall: 9 in x 8 in x 6 1/4 in; 22.86 cm x 20.32 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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