Patent Model - Nail-Machine

Maker and role
Adrian Orr, Patentee
Production date
Oct 25 1859
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Wood, iron, brass
7 x 13 1/2 x 10" (17.8 x 34.3 x 25.4cm)
Orr's patent for a "new and Improved Cut Pressed Nail and Spike Machine" consists "in so arranging and constructing the machine that in the first place the fibers of the iron which are necessarily separated in the act of cutting the nail from the plate, shall be again condensed together by the action of the cutting die in its descent; thus imparting to the nail or spike a degree of flexibility very little (if at all) inferior to that of wrought nails;..." (Patent Number 25,910)
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