Trying to find information on a candy making machine made by T. Mills & Bro. in Philadelphia pat. 1871?

We have a bon-bons making machine made by "T. Mills & Bro." Philadelphia, PA, Patented Feb. 14, (18)71. It consists of two brass engraved cylinders that when turned by eccentric will turn out gum drops or a type of Swedish Fish candy. The machine is cast iron, seems to have been chrome plated, has a foot-eat one's heart out crank with a wooden handle on the end.

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You would use it for easy gummy candies. The differnt die cutters will make different shapes.
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You would use it for smooth gummy candies. The differnt die cutters will make different shapes.

Washington's journey to the Colusa Courthouse

Progress toward a memorial finally began in 1832. That year, which marked the 100th anniversary of Washington's birth, a large group of concerned citizens formed the Washington National Monument Society. In 1836, after they had raised $28,000 in donations ($600,000 in 2010 dollars), they announced a competition for the design of the memorial.

The society held a competition for designs in 1836. The winner, architect Robert Mills, was well qualified for the commission. The citizens of Baltimore had chosen him to build a monument to Washington, and he had designed a tall Greek column surmounted by a statue of the President. Mills also knew the capital well, having just been chosen Architect of Public Buildings for Washington. His design called for a tall obelisk-an upright, four-sided pillar that tapers as it rises-with a nearly flat top. He surrounded the obelisk with a circular colonnade, the top of which would feature Washington standing in a chariot. Inside the colonnade would be statues of 30 prominent Revolutionary War heroes.

Criticism of Mills' design and its estimated price tag of more than $1 million ($21.1 million in 2010 dollars) caused the society to hesitate. Its members decided to start building the obelisk, and to leave the question of the colonnade for later. They believed that if they used the $87,000 they had already collected to start work, the appearance of the monument would spur further donations that would allow them to complete the project.

Excavation for the foundation of the Monument began in early 1848. Construction continued until 1854, when donations ran out. The next year, Congress voted to appropriate $200,000 to continue the work, and then rescinded the appropriation before any money could be spent. This reversal came because of a new policy the society had adopted in 1849. It had agreed, after a request from some Alabamians, to encourage all states and territories to donate commemorative stones that could be fitted into the interior walls. Members of the society believed this practice would make citizens feel they had a part in building the monument, and it would cut costs by limiting the amount of stone that had to be bought. Blocks of Maryland marble, granite and sandstone steadily appeared at the site. American Indian tribes, professional organizations, societies, businesses and foreign nations donated stones that were 4 feet by 2 feet by 12-18 inches. One stone was donated by the Ryukyu Kingdom and brought back by Commodore Matthew C. Perry, but never arrived in Washington (it was replaced in 1989). Many of the stones donated for the monument carried inscriptions that did not commemorate George Washington. For example, one from the Templers of Honor and Temperance stated: "We will not buy, sell, or use as a beverage, any spirituous or malt liquors, Wine, Cider, or any other Alcoholic Liquor."

Engraving End Mills - Bookshelf

Advanced Machining Processes of Metallic Materials, Theory, Modelling and Applications
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Advanced Machining Processes of Metallic Materials, Theory, Modelling and Applications

to 0.1 (0.05) mm (0.0039"(0.002")) diameter, die-mould ball end mills of 0.4 mm ( 0.0156") and traditional four-flute end ... For high speed machining of aluminium, for instance, or precision industrial engraving with micro-tools, a high speed ...
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This book updates our knowledge on the metal cutting processes in relation to theory and industrial practice. In particular, many topics reflect recent developments, e.g. modern tool materials, computational machining, computer simulation of various process phenomena, chip control, monitoring of the cutting state, progressive and hybrid machining operations, and generation and modelling of surface integrity. This book addresses the present state and future development of machining technologies. It provides a comprehensive description of metal cutting theory, experimental and modelling techniques along with basic machining processes and their effective use in a wide range of manufacturing applications. Topics covered include fundamental physical phenomena and methods for their evaluation, available technology of machining processes for specific classes of materials and surface integrity. The book also provides strategies for optimalization techniques and assessment of machinability. Moreover,...

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Collet for Holding End Mills By R. B. Tuman Some time ago while making a set of end mills and a socket, I hit upon the plan of making them with straight shanks, cutting the job short by several operations. The engraving shows the idea.

Waves, ruins, and the city

 There is nothing like this in the trade of two other Dutch engravers on the same under the control of b dependent on, or in any of the Venetian engravers who indicated their the best quality rather as it is indicated in the bay south of Nauplion, at the top of this imprint.  The ascend, in the last century, has several times been erroneously identified as a mill, because it is in the block of The Mills, and because identifiers took the doppelgaenger screen for a mill folk.  (Images of Nauplion, like images of Candia, almost always show the conurbation with north at the bottom. Several details especially interest me.  The first, the essence of qualify above, is done in a shape that suggests that de Hooghe was well-aware of with the habit of Japanese prints.  This barricade was, for some years, the augury of the perimeter between Venetian vicinity and the Despotate, and then Ottoman quarter. The next detail is this keep and fortification at the north of the Bay of Argos, at the bottom of the panorama.  But then, ruins crop up in other areas of the engraving. The inferior merchandise detail is this soup of ruins penny-pinching the beach, north of Nauplion. The passage behind the arsenal is exceptionally incommodious, and since that in someone's bailiwick was the commencement of what was ostensibly intended to be ) I have been wondering if one of de Hooghe's sources acclaimed the walls of Tiryns....