Patent Model of a Typesetting and Distributing Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting and distributing machine which was granted patent number 28463. Typing at the keyboard perforated a paper tape to produce a complete "registry" of the keystrokes, including all spacing and leading. This record could be used to set several identical pages of type or, fed in reverse, to redistribute the type to its cases. The keyboard is missing from the model.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1860
patent date
1860-05-29
maker
Felt, Charles W.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 32 cm x 25.5 cm x 30.8 cm; 12 5/8 in x 10 1/16 in x 12 1/8 in
ID Number
GA.89797.028463
accession number
89797
patent number
028463
catalog number
GA*89797.028463
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Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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