Patent Model - Machine for Making Horseshoe-Nails

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Erastus Pierce, Patentee
Charles Merrick, Assignee
Production date
May 17 1881
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Wood, steel, paint
13 x 12 x 11" (33 x 30.5 x 27.9cm)
The object of Pierce's invention "are to rapidly forge the blanks, or produce nails of uniform size, length, and shape, with compact and well-finished points, and to prevent the heating and wear of the dies and consequent variation in size of the nails, and to avoid the necessity of frequently renewing the dies." (Patent Number 241,562)
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