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A portable oven, and a machine for making the tips of hats. Engraving by J. Taylor after C. Varley.

Varley, Cornelius, 1781-1873.
Date
[1821]

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Description

The iron and stone oven was designed by James Story and was used for baking bread on William Parry's expedition to the Arctic in 1819-1820. The machine designed by Benjamin Rider was designed to cut circular pieces of cardboard or leather to go inside the crown of the hat to strengthen it, called tips. Previously the tips were cut by hand with a pair of scissors

Publication/Creation

[London] : [Society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures, and commerce], [1821]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 19.5 x 12 cm

Lettering

Mr. J. Storys, portable oven. Mr. Riders machine for cutting tips for hats. Drawn by C. Varley. Eng.d by J. Taylor.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 36768i

Lettering note

Bears plate number: Pl. 3

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  • English



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