A model of a boiler punch, made by G. Cussons, Manchester, England, circa 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 laboratory apparatus. His son took over the business in 1923.

This model is designed to show how the shape of the cam allows the timing of a punching motion to coincide with when the machine can supply its greatest power.

Physical Description

Metal model with green painted frame on varnished wooden base with metal heart shape and slender pointer.

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