Plaiting machine

Object Number: 
1939.409
Date: 
ca. 1877
Medium: 
Wood, steel, wire
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 18 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 46.4 x 27.3 cm )
Marks: 
typed: paper label affixed to back: "THE BOSTON PLAITER/Patented Jan 2, 1877/PRICE, $3.0 [?]/DIRECTIONS FOR USE/SIDE PLAITING- Place sections with needles in position; throw the needle to the right, or off the board. Place material to be plaited right si
Description: 
Rectangular base with attached molded edge; wooden strip runs lengthwise along one side with evenly spaced cuts to hold metal tines which are loosely attached to combs with wooden handles lodges at other side.
Gallery Label: 
This plaiting machine is equipped with directions for different kinds of plaiting.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William A. Robbins
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group