1838 Angell's Patent Model of a Loom Temple

Loom Temple Patent Model
Patent No. 987, issued October 19, 1838
Emory A. Angell of Killingly, Connecticut
In his patent specification, Angell stated that “this temple is of the kind which holds the selvage of the cloth between jaws, which are opened by the beat of the lathe, and is in many respects similar to such as have been long in use.” He claimed, as his invention, the way in which the upper and lower jaws were connected by pins to form the hinge-joints.
On the original wrapper containing the patent application papers is a faint handwritten note “see Saml. P. Mason’s Temple July 1837.” In the process of checking Angell’s patent, Charles M. Keller, the patent examiner, probably wrote that notation but found no conflict with the Mason patent and thus granted Angell his patent.
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Object Name
loom temple patent model
model constructed
before 1838-10-19
patent date
Angell, Emory A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
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accession number
patent number
Patent Models
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Patent Models, Textile Machinery
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Janssen, Barbara Suit. Patent Models Index

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