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Structural model; Mortising machine

Ship models

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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 MDL0013
Description Scale: circa 1:4. A model of a mortising machine made entirely in metal with component parts made of brass and steel. At one end of the model is a large six spoked wheel painted black, and a large handle for operating the model. Two mortises are cut by the chisel shaped tools held and are worked by the vertical sliding frame in the front. There is a table in which the block is held and worked along in a horizontal direction under the tool by means of a ratchet wheel and screw worked by the machine itself, thus cutting the mortises of the required length. The rectangular baseboard is made of metal which has been grained to resemble mahogany. On base of model: 'B'. The machine is mounted within a brass frame surmounted by four brass columns.
Date made About 1801

Artist/Maker Brunel, Marc Isambard
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials wood; metal: brass; metal: steel
Measurements Overall: 620 mm x 600 mm x 450 mm
  • Structural model; Mortising machine (MDL0013)
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