Component model; Shaping machine

Scale: Unknown. A model of a shaping machine made entirely in metal with wooden components and a brass frame. The uprights depict architectural columns and the whole structure is rectangular in plan view. Two crossbars support an axle on which is placed a brass and steel cylindrical wheel with five spokes which can be turned by a wooden handle. Around the perimeter of the wheel is a number of roughly shaped wooden blocks. At one short end of the frame is a convex mounting on which is placed a cutting tool that can be moved from side to side using a wooden handle and also in and out using a second handle. The wheel has a guard consisting of seven curved steel rods. The model is mounted on a steel plate coloured and browned to resemble mahogany. On label: 'Shaping machine'. On baseboard: 'D'.

Object Details

ID: MDL0015
Collection: Ship models
Type: Component model; Shaping machine
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Brunel, Marc Isambard; Maudslay, Henry
Date made: circa 1802
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Measurements: Overall: 420 mm x 530 mm x 380 mm x 51 kg

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