overall: 33.5 cm x 29.5 cm x 32 cm; 13 3/16 in x 11 5/8 in x 12 19/32 in
patent model, rubber fabric making machine
United States: New York, New York City
In 1844 Charles Goodyear of New York, New York received a patent for a machine used for the manufacturing of corrugated or shirred rubber fabrics. Rubber strips were sandwiched between fabric, stretched and pressed between two rollers, one calendared, creating a rubber impregnated cloth.