Abel Morrall 

 

1839

A most important invention was patented in 1839 by Abel Morrall, a Studley needle-maker, for burnishing the eyes of needles by threading them upon a roughened steel wire stretched in a frame and caused to revolve, or to move backwards and forwards. The needles are thus made to vibrate upon the wire in every direction and the eyes effectually cleared from all roughness. This very valuable patent was shortly afterwards purchased by Messrs. Bartleet & Sons, of Redditch and the use of string or cord, which the inventor thought might also serve as well as wire, was disclaimed by them in 1841.

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GB 7.923                                  Abel Morrall

of the parish of Studley, in the county of Warwick, needle maker, for his invention of certain improvements in the making or manufacturing of needles and in the machinery or apparatus employed therein; 6 months.

January 3, 1839

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1863

The Ashton Weekly Reporter - Saturday 18 April 1863
The Ashton Weekly Reporter - Saturday 18 April 1863

 

 

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