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Shaping Machine

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Collection Ship models
User collections Longitude punk'd by hfinch-boyer
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: National Museum of the Royal Navy

Object details:

Object ID MDL0015
Description 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'.
Date made circa 1802

Artist/Maker Brunel, Marc Isambard
Maudslay, Henry
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials metal: brass; metal: steel; wood
Measurements Overall: 420 mm x 530 mm x 380 mm
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