Early-Day Sickle Bar Grinders Salvaged

Collector closing in on complete set of sickle bar grinders

A ruffle maker, dating to 1886
A piece in Gailey's "what is it?" exhibit: A ruffle maker, dating to 1886. The plate at right was heated, then inserted in the ruffle maker's case (left). Fabric was placed between the case and the roller, and pressure applied to create ruffles.