Patent Model - Automatic Lathe for Turning Irregular Forms
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Samuel Baker, Patentee
Jul 28 1857
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Cast iron, paint
11 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 9" (29.2 x 29.2 x 22.9cm)
The nature of Baker's invention "relates to the use of a series of cutters attached to a moving head, operated and moved to form the configurations upon the article being turned in the lathe to which the head is attached by revolving the pattern-dies against the cutters or by revolving the cutter against the pattern-dies and giving to the head containing the cutters a motion in the line of the length of the article being turned, for the purpose of giving to the article the required shape through the combined movement of the head and the cutters." (Patent Number 17,866)
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