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Knitlock brickmaking machine designed and used by Walter Burley Griffin

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Knitlock brickmaking machine designed and used by Walter Burley Griffin

Object type
Brickmaking equipment

Object number
1985.0013.0001

Description
A brick making machine designed by Walter Burley Griffin, made to produce 'Knitlock' bricks. The machine has four legs that are attached to a wider metal component. This central part of the machine has two main parts that protrude out from it. One of these is an arm that has a rectangular end that is formed by five metal bars. Underneath this arm is a cog which can be turned using a handle attached beneath the arm. The other part that attaches to the centre does not protrude as far and has two arms that attach either side of a metal square that has a cross in the centre of it. There is a pedal at the base of the machine. It is currently bolted to a pallet.

Collection name
W Herbert and C Peters collection

Designer
Walter B. Griffin

Date designed
1920 - 1930

User
Walter B. Griffin

Place of use
Castlecrag, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Place of use
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date of use
1930 - 1935

Materials
Metal - non specific

Dimensions
Width: 1500mm
Height: 960mm
Depth: 600mm



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