Slotting machine, made by Joseph Whitworth & Co.

c.1870 in Manchester
Joseph Whitworth and Company

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Slotting machine, made by Joseph Whitworth & Co., Manchester, c.1870.

J. Whitworth & Co. made this slotting machine between 1860 - 1880. It is a typical slotting machine from this period, with a high table and a boxy, vertical shape. The slotter was presented to the Museum in 1998 by the Atlas Works engineering company of Preston.


Hand and Machine Tools
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slotting machine
Gift of Atlas Works

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