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Image from page 68 of "History of the invention and illustrated process of making Foley's diamond pointed gold pens" (1876)

Identifier: historyofinventi00fole

Title: History of the invention and illustrated process of making Foley's diamond pointed gold pens

Year: 1876 (1870s)

Authors: Foley, John. [from old catalog]

Subjects: Pens. [from old catalog]

Publisher: New York, Mayer, Merkel & Ottomann, lithographers

Contributing Library: The Library of Congress

Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation



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e of Pens.This transfer is dated August 22, 1S35 ; and one point in the agree-ment was an engagement on my part to stop in JNfew York andinstruct a confidential workman of his nomination there, in the artor process of making the Pens, while on my way to Bordentown,JSTew Jersey, whither I contemplated then shortly after to go andsettle. I also bound myself neither directly nor indirectly to makeuse of, nor communicate the said art or process of manufacturingPens to any other person except to the said Aaron Porter Cleveland,and to such of his confidential assistants as he should, in writing,require. Immediately on signing this agreement, I disclosed the wholeprocess to Mr. Cleveland, and gave him the names and addresses ofall the dealers in materials and tools used in the work, and also ofall the dealers in the Pens; and a few months afterwards I turnedover the manufactory to him, and thus released myself from a busi-ness which increased my care too much for comfort and health, since 65


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RAISING UP MACHINE. This is a screw press of great power. With this, the Pen from its flat shape isbent into the round or partially cylindrical form. To insure perfect shape and per-manent set to the new curve, only a press of great power and dies of extreme exactnesscan be used successfully. This press is very heavy and complicated with many partsand very expensive fittings. The principal parts are the half round bed on which theflat Pen rests; and the plunger, half round also, to fit exactly, which is struck downwith great force by the action of the screw. This blow rounds the back and sides ofthe Pen. The plunger is brought up by an excentric and lever acting on two jaws, oneon each side of the machine. This completes the perfect shape of the Pen as aboveshown in its well known form. This machine was invented by an ingenious Frenchman, John Countis, a machinist,while employed in Mr. Foleys factory. It is the most perfect and successful RaisingMachine ever devised for Gold Pen makin



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