Patent Model - Improvement in Machines for Spreading Silk

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John Sault (b.1827, d.1890), Patentee
Production date
Jul 22 1873
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Wood, iron, leather
8 x 11 1/2 x 10" (20.3 x 29.2 x 25.4cm)
Sault's objective for his patent "is to properly supply such waste silk to the drawing rolls with less labor than heretofore. Instead of whipping or beating the fiber by hand and supplying it to the feeding-apron in small handfuls, requiring careful arrangement to match the ends of the fiber properly together and to distribute the mass over the breadth of the feeding apron..." His invention simply requires that the fiber is laid directly on the feeding apron. (Patent Number 141,017)
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