1807 Copper Engraving Flax Brake Heckle Scutcher Farm Machinery Agriculture TCF1


"Apparatus for Dressing Flax"

This is an original 1807 black and white copper engraving of a flax hand-brake that is used to break and separate the boon or core from the flax (figs. 1 and 2), a flax foot-brake (fig. 3), a beating or scrutching machine (fig. 4), a flax-heckle used to straighten the fibers of flax (fig. 5), a flax rippling comb used to separate the bolls from the flax seed (fig. 6), a flax stock and scutcher (fig. 9), and other farm implements used for dressing flax.


This 206+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate foxing and aging. Light creasing. Some light surface rub. Light water staining.

  • Product Type: Original Copper Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8 x 10.5 inches; 20 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is excited to present a collection of copper engravings from 1807 of antique farm machinery, livestock, farm buildings, and land management practices from the early 19th century. To continue "plowing" through this rare collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

Reproductive art by C. Blunt and J. Davis.

Keywords specific to this image: Tool, Farming