Patent model dust collector

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Titles Patent model dust collector
Description Mahogany and tinned-iron patent model of a flour mill dust collector patented in 1879. Air to be cleaned arrives from the middlings-purifying station of a mill, entering at the bottom of the device and exiting the top. Dust collects on cloth filters as the air is forced through. A brass cam-shaft, driven by a maple belt-wheel, agitates the filters causing accumulated dust to fall to the bottom of the apparatus, where it is moved out by an auger-type conveyor. The introduction of dust-collecting machines to flour factories greatly increased the safety of the milling process, preventing dust-ignited explosions like the one that destroyed Minneapolis' Washburn A Mill in 1878.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 13.5 centimeters height
21.5 centimeters depth
23 centimeters width
Nomenclature prototype (object genre)
Materials mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
iron (metal)
brass (alloy)
celluloid (cellulosic)
Creation Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Washburn, C. C. (Cadwallader Colden)
Trade & Industry. Major Industry. Milling
Dates Creation: 1879 (Patent date)
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 8879.107 (Accession Number)

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