Patent Model - Improvement in Oyster-Opening Machines

Maker and role
Thomas Temple (b.1846, d.1892), Patentee
Production date
Apr 24 1877
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Object detail

Wood, steel, brass
4 1/4 x 9 x 4 1/2" (10.8 x 22.9 x 11.4cm)
Temple's patent "relates to a machine for splitting oyster-shells preparatory to opening the shell and removing the oyster...My invention provides a splitting-machine in which the oysters can be successively placed, and the shells split or separated in a very expeditious, simple, and easy manner." (Patent Number 189,966)
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