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.
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Object Name
patent model
machine, type distributing
date made
ca 1876
patent date
Lorenz, William A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
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
accession number
patent number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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