Patent Model - Improvement in Machines for Cutting Shank-Stiffeners for Boots and Shoes

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Jeremiah Watson, Patentee
Production date
Nov 16 1875
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Wood, brass
8 1/4 x 10 x 9 1/4" (21 x 25.4 x 23.5cm)
Watson's patent is described as "a new and useful machine for cutting from a sheet of leather shank-stiffeners for the soles of boots or shoes...with a bed for the support of the material to be cut two reciprocating knives, which are inclined to the bed, each of them while in movement, being made to cross the path of the other, whereby they are caused to cut from the sheet a shank-stiffener, beveled in opposite directions on its opposite edges." (Patent Number 170,135)
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