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GB Patent: GB-181,403,791
Method of giving durability to certain descriptions of leather
Marc Isambard Brunel - Chelsea, London, England

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Tool Categories:
specialty machines : shoe and boot making machines
specialty tools : shoemaking


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Granted: Mar. 12, 1814

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Brunel had earlier invented boot-making machinery and had a factory making boots for the army; this patent is presumably related to that effort. The patent specification describes the process as "studding the leather with small nails or pains, after it had been previously saturated with a composition of neat's-foot oil mixed with tar in the proportion of nine or ten to one." The patent also describes mechanisms, integrated into his boot-making machinery, that make the nails and drive them into place.

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