Herring Gibbing Machine
CategoryEquipment - Ashore, Food Preparation
Date Madecirca 1925
DescriptionMain part of this machine is a long narrow table made from unpainted wooden planks; a conveyor belt made from wood runs along the length of the table and underneath it on one side of the table only. At one end the conveyor belt runs through a machinery arrangement of iron shafts, levers, cog wheels and belt driving wheels. There is a large cutting wheel at the beginning of the machinery; to the side of this wheel a wood and metal chute is attached to the table. At the end of the machinery, a smaller cutting wheel is housed. A long metal chute extending under the table is mounted in front of the small wheel. The other side of the table ends before reaching the machinery; a wooden chute extends down from the end of this side of the table, a wooden shield painted grey is mounted in front and at the top of the chute.