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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Margelis Dowel-Making Machine

Margelis Dowel-Making Machine

GRHC - 2007

The overhead view of the dowel press shows a bin at the top that would normally hold plain dowels. To the right is the handle that turns a wheel, situated under the flat metal piece in front of the bin, which presses a ridged pattern into the dowels. Adjustments can be made with the large screw at the front of the machine, and a small lever at its left. The feet have holes so it can be attached to a workbench.


Full Details

TitleMargelis Dowel-Making Machine

Title by cataloger. A more detailed description of the machine can be read in the patent which is also in the photo archive.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids
CollectionGrand Rapids Historical Commission

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