Wall planer from Soho Foundry, Handsworth

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Date:1800 - 1820 (c.)

Description:Wall planer from Soho Foundry, Handsworth, believed (in 1941) to be one of the oldest machine tools in the world. It is supposed to have been bought from the Soho Factory, and ca.1800 has been suggested as a date for its construction.

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Image courtesy of: Local Studies and History Department

Donor ref:LSH Warks Photo Survey WK-H5-0170 (3/889)

Source: Local Studies and History Department

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