Double Housing Plaining Machine
―Made by Akabane Engineering Works, Ministry of Industry―

This machine is a six-foot double housing plaining machine (total length 2,815 mm; total width 1230 mm; total height 1,680 mm) that was manufactured by Akabane Engineering Works, the Ministry of Industry in 1879. The Iwate prefectural government placed an order for the one listed in the catalog ‘List of Machines Manufactured’ issued by the Engineering Works and the machine was taken over at a later date as a machine for demonstration by the Iwate Prefectural Industrial School (currently Iwate Prefectural Morioka Technical High School). At present, the machine is exhibited in the Museum Meiji-mura. This machine tool presents the actual state of domestic technologies during the early stages of the mechanical industries in Japan to date and it served as a foundation for the subsequent development of the machine tool industries in Japan

On exhibition

The Museum Meiji-mura

Hours open:
(Mar.–Oct.) 9:30–17:00, (Nov.) 9:30–16:00, (Dec.–Feb.) 10:00–16:00
Admission fee:
1,700 yen for adults, 1,300 yen for those aged 65 or older, 1,000 yen for high schoolers, 600 yen for elementary/junior high schoolers
Days closed:
Mondays in Dec.–Feb. (Open on holidays, Jan. 1–6), Dec. 31(See Website)
1 Uchiyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi 484-0000
20 mins. by bus for Meijimura from Inuyama Sta., Meitetsu Inuyama Line

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