from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A biscuit-or cracker-kneader. It rolls and shapes the dough,and deposits it on pans in suitable portions ready for baking.
- n. It is used for cutting dough into cookies, snaps, and fancy crackers ready for baking. The sheet of dough after being formed on a reversible brake is placed on the hopper of the panning-machine, where it is passed through a set of rolls so constructed as to regulate the thickness of the goods. The sheet of dough is then carried by an endless apron under a brush, where all the flour is removed, under a crimper, to give an impression if necessary, and then under a die or cutter, where the dough is stamped into the desired shape or form. The scrap or waste dough is here separated, the scraps being returned to the brake for a second sheet, and the goods continue on and are deposited on iron or wire trays, when they are ready for the oven. There is a semi-soft dough and brake attachment for running fig-newtons, bars, cookies, and snaps.
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