John M. Joy Teletypewriter Patent Model

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.”
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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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Work and Industry: Electricity
Computers & Business Machines
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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from Wallace M. Yater, Jr.
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