Patent Model of a Type-distributing Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for improvements to a type-distributing machine which was granted patent number 174915. The machine was invented by Charles W. Dickinson and was patented in 1872 and 1875. The rights were assigned to Samuel W. Green, who reassigned them to Edward N. Dickerson, trustee for Henry A. Burr. Burr, a hat manufacturer, was the proprietor of the Burr, later Empire, typesetter.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
machine, type distributing
date made
ca 1876
patent date
1876-03-21
maker
Lorenz, William A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 27.5 cm x 33 cm x 29.5 cm; 10 13/16 in x 13 in x 11 5/8 in
ID Number
GA*89797.174915
accession number
89797
patent number
174915
catalog number
GA*89797.174915
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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