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After the Moldacot Company was declared bankrupt after its formation in 1886, machines were bought from the liquidator by various wholesalers and, interestingly, possibly by the Bown Company of Birmingham, one of the businesses which originally produced the ill-fated machines.
An alternative theory is that Bown, stuck with a quantity of machines and with no chance of getting paid, modified them so they could be sold under his own name.
The modification consisted of a link from the hand crank. I really wonder why Moldacot never used something so simple.
The machine is labelled by Bown and, to my knowledge, is the only one in existence.
For a full history of the Moldacot Company – see link here: https://tinyurl.com/yavsag9o

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