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Object Name Model, Patent
Catalog Number 1979.2.2
Date 1879
Material(s) Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-7.5 W-11.813 D-11.688 inches
Description The wire twisting mechanism sits atop a wooden base platform that is upheld by two wooden planks underneath. There are two wooden spindles that are situated within a wooden frame atop the base platform. The base platform is held together by screws. There are wooden pegs that extend through the sides of the frame into the wood spindles to provide each with an axis. Each of these spindles has a wooden knob on the outside, which turns these components. The spindle with the larger wooden wheels has an inverted wooden spindle at its center that is positioned with screws and wooden pegs to spin in a fashion perpendicular to the other spindle. The top of the object is varnished, but the bottom of the platform and its support planks are not.
Notes Machine for Twisting Wires, based on patent no. 222486, which was invented by Joseph Göbbels of St. John's Asylum, Kentucky. Göbbels' design was patented December 9, 1879. This machine was able to spin any polygonal-sided wire into spiral edge wire, which was used to manufacture nails.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Göbbels, Joseph
Subjects Patents
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS