"The invention of numerous fluting devices during the period 1860 to 1890 revolutionized previous methods for crimping, ruffling and pleating fabrics. These new fluting devices produced ruffles by pressing dampened fabric between two intermeshing, heated ribbed (fluted) surfaces." David Irons, Irons By Irons, page 55.

Here is a list of some fluting machine patents in class 223/32 (Apparel Apparatus/Intermeshing Teeth).

Doty Roller Fluter

3 piece, cast iron roller fluter with brass covered roller and base. Slug slides in. Back of heater plate signed MADE BY HENRY A. DOTY, JANESVILLE WIS, PAT'D JUNE 18 1872. Measures 6" long. Sold by Hartzell's Auction Gallery at the Balestri Auction on 7/12/18 for $80.

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