An antique, fluting machine used for pressing clothing ruffled trimming which were in fashion in the late 19th century. Painted black and gold. Note: sold to benefit the Denver Art Museum.
MAKER American Machine Company Works (Philadelphia, PA)
MARKS Marked: Crown, American Machine Company/ Philadelphia PA. Pat. Nov 2 1875, July 3 1877, reissued March 23, 1880.
DATE c. 1880
DIMENSIONS Width 8.75 Depth 5.75 Height 8.5 in. Rods: (4) Width 0.5 Depth 0.5 Height 5 in., Tongs: Width 6.75 Depth 8.75 Height 7.5 in.
CONDITION Note: handle broken.