Patent Model of a Type-rubbing Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a type-rubbing machine which was granted patent number 225501. The patent details a machine for smoothing and trueing the surfaces of type, and bringing the type to a proper width. The machine was hand fed, but otherwise automatic.
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Object Name
patent model
machine, type rubbing
date made
ca 1880
patent date
Webster, Cyrus C.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 17.9 cm x 28.6 cm x 25.2 cm; 7 1/16 in x 11 1/4 in x 9 15/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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