Patent Model - Spinning-Jack

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Foster Nowell (b.1814, d.1896), Patentee
Production date
Sep 25 1849
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Brass, iron, wood
14 x 17 x 7" (35.6 x 43.2 x 17.8cm)
Nowell's patent is "new and useful Improvement in Jack Spinning Machinery.." He describes the typical operation which have to be assisted with a person who operates the machinery. He said that "All these several operation are produced in my improvements, with unerring certainty and at proper times by mechanical means; every part of the apparatus deriving its motion from one main driving shaft, A A, thereby of course, making great saving of labor and doing the work more perfectly and economically." (Patent Number 6,732)
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