Worssam's silent V feed-motion mechanism working model, with adjustable crank and cam. Purchased from G. Cussons, Manchester, England in 1914.

George Cussons set up a business in 1876 for manufacture of educational and scientific apparatus, address unknown. By 1886, he was working from 104 Great Clowes Street, Manchester. About 1910 an additional building was erected at backing onto John Street. Later he acquired offices and showrooms on the Strand, London. The range of equipment made expanded to include many types of mechanical and lab apparatus. His son took over the business in 1923.

This model demonstrates a mechanism that was invented by Samuel William Worssam (circa 809-1869), and was first used on a machine for feeding timber into a saw by 1860.

Physical Description

Metal model with green painted frame on varnished wooden base with metal circle in centre.

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