John M. Joy Teletypewriter Patent Model

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This teletypewriter model was made by John M. Joy of New York, New York and received patent number 676,137 on June 11, 1901. The patent was for improvements to a printing-telegraph receiver, “to provide a printing-telegraph receiver adapted to print lines transversely on a page of paper that can be operated with a minimum of power and at a high rate of speed, and one that is practically useful in connection with the distribution of news from a central station.” There is a label on the model that reads, “This unit is the property of the Page Machine Co., and is never sold.”
Currently not on view
overall: 10 1/2 in x 14 in x 7 in; 26.67 cm x 35.56 cm x 17.78 cm
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from Wallace M. Yater, Jr.
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Work and Industry: Electricity
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National Museum of American History


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