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This machine is used to make toothpicks. A toothpick is a small stick of wood, plastic, bamboo, metal or other substance used to remove detritus from the teeth, usually after a meal. Some toothpicks are made from animal bones as opposed to wood. A toothpick usually has one or two sharp ends to insert between teeth. They can also be used for picking up small appetizers or as a cocktail stick.

Toothpick Making Machine

This machine is used to make toothpicks. A toothpick is a small stick of wood, plastic, bamboo, metal…

This vapor creating machine was used for medicinal purposes.

Vapor Machine

This vapor creating machine was used for medicinal purposes.

General arrangement of machinery.  A, upcast shaft; b, winding gear; c, downcast shaft; d, porch; e, cage; f, wire rope; g, head-gear pulley; h, winding engine; k, "tipplers"; l, screens.

Machinery

General arrangement of machinery. A, upcast shaft; b, winding gear; c, downcast shaft; d, porch; e,…

This machine is used to make matches. A match is a consumable tool for lighting a fire in controlled circumstances on demand. Matches are readily available, being sold by tobacconists and many other kinds of shops. Matches are rarely sold singly; they are sold in multiples, packaged in match boxes or matchbooks.

Match Machine

This machine is used to make matches. A match is a consumable tool for lighting a fire in controlled…

This machine was used to cut the shavings used to fill a mattress with cushioning.

Machine, Mattress Shaving

This machine was used to cut the shavings used to fill a mattress with cushioning.

This machine was used prepare small cuts of meat, a tool commonly used by butchers.

Cutter, Meat

This machine was used prepare small cuts of meat, a tool commonly used by butchers.

An indicator spring calibration apparatus using mercury. The spring indicators are the gauges connected to the pipes for pressure measurement. The accuracy of the gauges are measured by a mercury manometer in the pipe, measuring the flow rate in side the big pipe.

Mercury Column for Calibrating Indicator Springs

An indicator spring calibration apparatus using mercury. The spring indicators are the gauges connected…

A large sliding microtome is used to thinly slicing materials. Materials are sliced by placing the sample onto he object holder B. The lever is pulled to slide the material through the blade. The samples obtained by the microtome is viewed under the microscope.

Large Sliding Microtome for Slicing Microscope Samples

A large sliding microtome is used to thinly slicing materials. Materials are sliced by placing the sample…

This mill was manufactured in Birmingham, England. It was possibly used as a textile mill for processing fabrics.

Mill

This mill was manufactured in Birmingham, England. It was possibly used as a textile mill for processing…

Device which converts hydraulic fluid power into mechanical force and motion by transfer of flow under pressure. It usually provided rotary mechanical motion.

Hydraulic Motor

Device which converts hydraulic fluid power into mechanical force and motion by transfer of flow under…

Wave motors were machines designed and built in the late 19th and early 20th century to harness the power of wave or tidal energy. The earliest wave motors were not intended for the creation of electricity. Prior to 1880, wave motors were designed to operate non electrically to power vehicles, mills, flush sewers, clean streets and conserve fresh water

Wave Motor

Wave motors were machines designed and built in the late 19th and early 20th century to harness the…

This machine was used to cut mouldings.

Cutter, Mouldings

This machine was used to cut mouldings.

"In 1818 William Eator obtained a patent for a self-acting mule, in which the operations ordinarily performed by the spinner were effected by automatic means, and this machine, though not extensively adopted, contained several ingenious arrangements." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Mule

"In 1818 William Eator obtained a patent for a self-acting mule, in which the operations ordinarily…

"This coffee apparatus consists of a glass globe a, an infusing jar b, of glass or porcelain and a bent tube c of block tin or German silver fitted by a cork stopper into the neck of the globe and passing to the bottom of the jar, where it ends in a finely perforated disc. The apparatus also requires a spirit lamp d or other means of communicating a certain amount of heat to the globe. The coffee is infused with boiling water in the jar, and a small quantity of boiling water is also placed in the globe. The tube is then fitted in, and the spirit lamp is lighted under the globe. The steam generated expels the air from the globe, and it bubbles up through the jar. When the bubbles of air cease to appear almost the whole of the air will have been ejected, and on withdrawing the lamp the steam in the globe condenses, creating a vacuum, to fill up which the infused coffee rushes up through the metal tube, being at the same time filtered by the accumulated coffee grounds around the perforated disc." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Napier's Coffee Apparatus

"This coffee apparatus consists of a glass globe a, an infusing jar b, of glass or porcelain and a bent…

Niclausse Boiler, transverse section

Niclausse Boiler

Niclausse Boiler, transverse section

Oscillograph diagram of primary and secondary currents.

Oscillograph

Oscillograph diagram of primary and secondary currents.

Device that converts oxygen into ozone, normally by means of a silent electrical discharge; an ozone generator

Air Ozonizer

Device that converts oxygen into ozone, normally by means of a silent electrical discharge; an ozone…

For mixing paints, pastes, calcimine, fillers, enamels and lead and oil paint. Made in two sizes- 5 gallon and 12 gallon capacity. They mix faster than by using a paddle and make a more thorough job of it.

Paint Mixing Machine

For mixing paints, pastes, calcimine, fillers, enamels and lead and oil paint. Made in two sizes- 5…

A Pantograph is a mechanical linkage connected in a special manner based on parallelograms so that the movement of one specified point is an amplified version of the movement of another point. If a line drawing is traced by the first point, an enlarged copy will be drawn by a pen fixed to the other.

Pantograph Machine

A Pantograph is a mechanical linkage connected in a special manner based on parallelograms so that the…

"Its mechanism may be understood by the means of the subjoined figure, B represents the end of the beam, which is pulled downward, and pushed upward, by the motion of the piston-rod R P; the motion of B is in the direction of the dotted curve; that of R P is rectilinear." —Comstock, 1850

Parallel Motion

"Its mechanism may be understood by the means of the subjoined figure, B represents the end of the beam,…

"Sectional view of perfumery still: a, b, junction between head (which is lifted for admission and withdrawal of material) and pan; c, d, false perforated bottom to prevent material from burning; e, f, condenser (tub of cold water with coil, which discharges at e, and overflow pipe passing off at f)." -Department of Agriculture, 1899

Perfumery Still

"Sectional view of perfumery still: a, b, junction between head (which is lifted for admission and withdrawal…

A device to create small taper pins by turning the spindle. Taper pins are inserted into the hole to fasten two mechanical parts.

Turning Small Taper Pins

A device to create small taper pins by turning the spindle. Taper pins are inserted into the hole to…

This n electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. The reverse conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy is done by a motor.

Power Generator

This n electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. The reverse…

A hydraulic press is a hydraulic mechanism for applying a large lifting or compressive force. It is the hydraulic equivalent of a mechanical lever, and is also known as a Bramah press after the inventor, Joseph Bramah, of England. He invented and was issued a patent on this press in 1795. Hydraulic presses are the most commonly-used and efficient form of modern press.

Hydraulic Press

A hydraulic press is a hydraulic mechanism for applying a large lifting or compressive force. It is…

A hydraulic press is a hydraulic mechanism for applying a large lifting or compressive force. It is the hydraulic equivalent of a mechanical lever, and is also known as a Bramah press after the inventor, Joseph Bramah, of England. He invented and was issued a patent on this press in 1795. Hydraulic presses are the most commonly-used and efficient form of modern press.

Hydraulic Press

A hydraulic press is a hydraulic mechanism for applying a large lifting or compressive force. It is…

Press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston having a large area

Hydraulic Press

Press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston…

This gas producer, or gasifier is a wood fueled gasification reactor, usually mounted on top of an internal combustion engine.

Gas Producer

This gas producer, or gasifier is a wood fueled gasification reactor, usually mounted on top of an internal…

An example of a pulley system.

Pulley Example

An example of a pulley system.

"The belt is thrown on to set the machine in motion, the loose pulley is pressed aside by the spiral springs on the bolts, its rim entirely touches that of the fast pulley and helps to set this latter in motion by friction." —Grimshaw, 1902

Loose Driving Pulley

"The belt is thrown on to set the machine in motion, the loose pulley is pressed aside by the spiral…

A mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

Piston Type Pump

A mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

"Section of Lime Purifier." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Purifier

"Section of Lime Purifier." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Sectional elevation showing M. & G. Quadrant Bin Gates as used for all the bunkers in the Gravel Plant." -Meese, 1913

Quadrant Bin Gates

"Sectional elevation showing M. & G. Quadrant Bin Gates as used for all the bunkers in the Gravel Plant."…

"The front view of a large quarter clock of Sir E. Beckett's design, with all the wheels on the great horizontal bed, a gravity escapemen, and a compensated pendulum.  They are made in two sizes, one wih a great striking wheels 18 inches wide, and the other 14. The striking is done by cams cast on the great wheels, about 1.125 inch broad in the large-sized clocks, which are strong enough for an hour bell of thirty cwt., and corresponding quarters. Wire ropes are used, not only because they last longer, if kept greased, but because a sufficient number of coils will go on a barrel of less than half the length that would be required for hemp ropes of the same strength, without overlapping, which it is as well to avoid, if possible, though it is not so injurious to wire ropes as it is to hemp ones. by this means also the striking cams can be put on the great wheel, instead of the second wheel, which saves more in friction than could be imagined by any one who had not tried both. In clocks of the common construction two-thirds of the power is often wasted in friction and in the bad arrangement of the hammer work, and the clock is wearing itself out in doing nothing." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Quarter Clock

"The front view of a large quarter clock of Sir E. Beckett's design, with all the wheels on the great…

A refrigerator is a cooling appliance comprising a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump to transfer heat from it to the external environment. Refrigerators are extensively used to store foods which spoil from bacterial growth if not refrigerated.

Thermal Insulated Refrigerating Machine

A refrigerator is a cooling appliance comprising a thermally insulated compartment and a heat pump to…

Any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.

Feed Regulator

Any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature,…

A man ships Remington rifles by boat, handing them off to a man on a bridge.

Shipping Remington Rifles

A man ships Remington rifles by boat, handing them off to a man on a bridge.

Any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

Element Resistance

Any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

This furnace is used to purify a gold concentrate. The gold concentrates, if non-pyritic, are treated in grinding pans in the bottom of which mercury is placed. The amalgam (mercury alloy), after squeezing out the excess mercury, is heated in the retort, to distil (separate) off the rest and leave the gold, which is then melted and cast into bars of gold bullion of varying fineness.

Retort Furnace for Gold Bullion

This furnace is used to purify a gold concentrate. The gold concentrates, if non-pyritic, are treated…

"Retort setting in Hislop's furnace." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Retort Setting

"Retort setting in Hislop's furnace." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Roller, washing, machine,

Roller Washing Machine

Roller, washing, machine,

"The spring balance, B, is shown in a horizontal position. The ropes are held to the pulley or fly—wheel face by blocks of wood, O. The weights at W may be replaced by a spring balance if desired." —Derr, 1911

Rope Brake Measuring Brake Horse Power

"The spring balance, B, is shown in a horizontal position. The ropes are held to the pulley or fly—wheel…

"This, which is the last required before the operations of spinning, strictly so called, commence, resembles in principle the slubbing and intermediate frames. It has a greater number of spindles than either, seldom less than 100, and often 164; and these spindles are set close together, and the bobbins are shorter and smaller than in the intermediate frame." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Roving Frame

"This, which is the last required before the operations of spinning, strictly so called, commence, resembles…

A diagram of a 100 ton sand and gravel storage and handling plant. "Capacity of bucket elevator is 40 tons per hour and the belt conveyor 25 tons per hour. The swivel loading spout in combination with the fixed bucket elevator will distribute material over a considerable area." -Meese, 1913

100 Ton Sand and Gravel Storage and Handling Plant

A diagram of a 100 ton sand and gravel storage and handling plant. "Capacity of bucket elevator is 40…

"Sand Blast is one of the most wonderful uses of sand, by means of which glass, stone, metals, or any other hard substance may be cut or engraved. If a stream of sharp sand be let fall from a high box (as high as the ceiling of a room) through a tube on to a plate of glass held under it, the sand will cut away little grains of the glass till at length the whole surface will be cut or scratched and it will look like ground glass. If, instead of cutting the glass all over, it is wanted to engrave a pattern or figure on it, the workman has only to cover the parts of the glass which he does not want cut with a stencil plate made of leather, rubber, paper, wax, etc., for the sand will not cut any soft substance. Metals and stones may also be cut by means of the sand blast, which will not only scratch the surface, but will cut it away to any depth."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sand Blast Apparatus

"Sand Blast is one of the most wonderful uses of sand, by means of which glass, stone, metals, or any…

"A specially constructed paraffin lamp employed with three parallel flat wicks set edgeways to the condenser." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Sciopticon

"A specially constructed paraffin lamp employed with three parallel flat wicks set edgeways to the condenser."…

Showing the different stages of scissors manufacturing.

Scissors manufacturing

Showing the different stages of scissors manufacturing.

"Hislop's Scrubber, Sectional Elevation." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Scrubber

"Hislop's Scrubber, Sectional Elevation." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Hislop's Scrubber, Plan." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Scrubber

"Hislop's Scrubber, Plan." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

"Seaming-Maching. (a), vertical shaft and support, horizontally adjustable, and carrying at the top (a) former (f); (b), (a) counterpart former working at right angles with (f) on the support (c); (d), screw with crank by which (b) can be set toward or away from (f); (e), crank keyed to the shaft of (b). The edge of the metal is passed under (b) and over (f) which the crank (e) is turned." -Whitney, 1911

Seaming Machine

"Seaming-Maching. (a), vertical shaft and support, horizontally adjustable, and carrying at the top…

The centrifugal separator was first manufactured by Gustaf de Laval, making it possible to separate cream from milk faster and more easily, without having to let the milk set and sour.

Centrifugal Separator

The centrifugal separator was first manufactured by Gustaf de Laval, making it possible to separate…

Device for separating, by means of an electromagnet, magnetic particles in a slurry from the remainder of the particles in the mixture. Used in the recovery of medium in heavy-media separation.

Magnetic Separator

Device for separating, by means of an electromagnet, magnetic particles in a slurry from the remainder…

"A self-contained shearing and punching machine. The apparent ease with which machines of this kind, acting with a slow quiet stroke, shear or perforate plates of iron, even when of considerable thickness, gives an altogether false impression of the amount of power which the operation requires." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Shearing Machine

"A self-contained shearing and punching machine. The apparent ease with which machines of this kind,…

"A pneumatic shifter moves the belt rapidly in either direction, holds it where it is put, and stays in any wished—for intermediate position." —Grimshaw, 1902

Pneumatic Belt Shifter

"A pneumatic shifter moves the belt rapidly in either direction, holds it where it is put, and stays…

"The slotting machine also cuts grooves and slots, but in an entirely different manner. Those who are acquainted with the wood mortising machine, from which the idea of this tool was derived by Roberts of Manchester, will at once understand its principle, and will appreciate the good service which can be rendered by this principle, and will appreciate the good service which can be rendered by this powerful pairing tool." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1903

Slotting Machine

"The slotting machine also cuts grooves and slots, but in an entirely different manner. Those who are…

"When the soap is properly formed, the lye is carefully separated from it, and then it is removed in buckets to the 'frame room,' where it is poured into large frames which are like bins, their sides being bolted together." _Lupton

Manufacturing of Soap

"When the soap is properly formed, the lye is carefully separated from it, and then it is removed in…

"Sounding Machine used by a cable expedition."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Sounding Machine

"Sounding Machine used by a cable expedition."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

A device that measures the instantaneous speed of a land vehicle.

Multiple Use Speedometer

A device that measures the instantaneous speed of a land vehicle.

An illustration of a price computing spring weighing machine.

Spring Weighing Machine

An illustration of a price computing spring weighing machine.

A stamp mill facilitates the crushing of ore (in this case, gold ore) into very small grains, with many mechanical parts, including: the ore car, to carry ore from the mine to the Mill (a); the trestle, the tunnel from the mine to the mill that the ore car travels through (b); the grizzly (c); the crushing floor (d); the bin for crushed ore (e); the stamp, a vertical iron rod having a cast-iron or steel shoe, which, falling on the mortar block, crushes the ore (f); the mortar (g); and the apron plate (h).

Stamp Mill for Gold Ores (Sectional View)

A stamp mill facilitates the crushing of ore (in this case, gold ore) into very small grains, with many…

A machine used to press metal in to different shapes.

Stamping Machine

A machine used to press metal in to different shapes.