Patent Model - Improvement in Rowlocks

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Israel Mayo, Patentee
Production date
May 28 1878
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Copper alloy
16 x 16 x 2 1/4" (40.6 x 40.6 x 5.7cm)
Mayo's patent states "by having the journal and bearing conical, they maintain their close fit to each other, as they become worn, and therefore operate to prevent rattling of the rowlock in its bracket and consequent noise while the rowlock may be in use." (Patent Number 204,159)
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