Patent Model - Improved Machine for Making Ginger-Snaps and Crackers

Maker and role
John McCollum (b.1809, d.1875), Patentee
Joseph Parr (b.1833, d.1889), Patentee
Production date
Jun 22 1869
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Object detail

Brass, fabric, steel, wood
9 x 12 x 6" (22.9 x 30.5 x 15.2cm)
McCollum and Parr’s patent related “to machines for making
ginger-snaps, crackers, &c., in which the dough, placed in a
dough-box, is pressed in continuous cylindrical strips by a
follower through a grating in the bottom of the box, and cut
off, by a frame of reciprocating knives, into circular pieces of
the proper size and delivered upon a carrying-apron, or upon
pans placed upon a carrying apron beneath the knives.” (Patent Number 91,759)
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