Shaping machine for hand, automatic feed, with att

Made:
c. 1850
maker:
Nasmyth Wilson and Company Limited

Shaping machine for hand, automatic feed, with attachment, by Nasmyth Gaskell & Co., Manchester

Together with his partner Holbrook Gaskell, James Nasmyth built many types of machine tools at their works in Patricroft, Manchester, including the steam hammer and this shaping machine, of which the company had built 236 by 1856. Nasmyth was later connected with the rise of interchangeable arms manufacture in Britain as a member of the government committee which led to the re-equipment of the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield.

Details

Category:
Hand and Machine Tools
Object Number:
1899-8
Materials:
cast iron, steel (metal) and wrought iron
type:
shaping machine tool and shaping/mortising
credit:
J.C. Stevens (Auction Sales)