draw box

1) The exact interpretation remains uncertain but they were perhaps concerned in some way with wiredrawing.

In 1690, the possessions of a cutler who specialised in hafting knives included two drawboxes and some wire for riveting, and the inventory of John Shirtcliffe who died in Sheffield in 1713 had a draw engine. A goldsmith’s inventory of 1490 listed ij lez drawing teynges cum ij lez drawing toylles, York.

spellings draw engine
places York Sheffield
dates 1490 1690 1713

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