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Patent Model of a Cloth Felting Machine With Patent Office Tag

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For serious collectors of investment grade historical memorabilia, here is an exciting piece of American History!

NOTE: To put into perspective the intense demand and investment value for vintage Patent and Salesman Sample Models, particularly 19th century models, below are realized auction prices at Julia's Auction in November 2014.   Note these miniature models below did NOT have the invaluable documented provenance as does the three salesman and patent models we have listed on our site.  Also, note that the 19th century manufacturing and farm related models command impressive premiums as indicated by the final bid prices shown below which were 2-3 times (in one case 6-7 times) the high estimates:

Salesman Sample Farm Scale                                  est $1000-1500     Sold:  $ 3,851
Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mower with O.B.         est  $2500-4500    Sold:  $ 7,702
Salesman Sample Hay Rake With Carrying Case    est $2500-3500      Sold:  $20,145
Salesman Sample Horse-Drawn Oliver Walking Plow  eBay 3/13/15      Sold   $15,000
Salesman Sample Horse-Drawn Eagle Mower             eBay 3/13/15      Sold   $12,000



Here is an exceptionally rare and wonderful, original 1852 United States Patent Office Model of an improved Factory Machine for felting fabrics. This fascinating Wood, Brass and Iron American Patent Model measures approx. 8" tall, 16" long and 5" wide. It is an exact representation in miniature, of an improved design for a Machine that would felt the surface of a wool fabric and was it patented in 1852.

Offered here is the original Patent Model of this elaborate factory machine for felting fabric that would have been used in a Textile Mill. The majority of the Patent Model is made of wood and the gears and shafts are made of brass and iron. There is a "table", on which the fabric would pass to be worked by panels of wood creating a knap to the textile i.e.: felt.

 The hand made Model of an Improved Machine for Felting Fabric which is offered here was actually the original Patent Model - submitted to the US Patent Office by the inventor Joseph Weight of Lawrence, Massachusetts - a major Textile Mill Town in the years before the Civil War. It came to us with the original Patent Office Tag. The invention was issued Patent Number 8,636 on January 6th, 1852. This wonderful, model of an Improved Cloth Felting Machine was submitted to the U. S. Patent Office as part of the Patent Application Process.

  This very rare and wonderful, Patent Model is in very good condition but is lacking parts. When one compares the Model to the original Patent Drawings one can see that there are a number of gears and a drive shaft that is missing along with at least 2 other rollers for handling the large rolls of fabric / cloth. All of the parts that are present are well preserved with no damage or repairs of any kind except for some surface oxidation to some of the iron parts.

  We have not cleaned up the Model and offer it "as found" thus leaving any alteration of the surface or adjustments to the winning bidder. As mentioned above, the Model retains the original Patent Office Tag and we will also include a modern copy of the original patent papers downloaded from the U.S. Patent Office records!!

  This wonderful, 1852 Patent Model is 100% guaranteed to be the original Model that was submitted to the United States Patent Office as part of the Patent Application process. Included with the Model are the original Patent Office Tag as well as a modern copy of the Patent Documents as filed with the U.S. Patent Office.

 A very rare and wonderful, 1852 United States Patent Office Patent Model of an improved Factory / Textile Mill Machine for Felting Cloth and a fantastic addition to any collection!!! Please Note: This wonderful Patent Model was recently deaccessioned from the collection of The Strong Museum of National Play in Rochester, New York.

* See several enlargeable images above and below. 

ALSO, see the other two 19th Century Patent and Salesman Sample models we have listed below under
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