Patent Model of aTypesetting Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting machine which was granted patent number 174916. The type was stored vertically in channels, and was dropped piece by piece down converging tracks behind a glass panel, and assembled in a long line in a raceway at the bottom. The line was divided and space-fitted by a second operator. As with Lorenz's first patent, the rights were assigned indirectly to Henry Burr.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1876
patent date
1876-03-21
maker
Lorenz, William A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 cm x 23.5 cm x 25 cm; 11 in x 9 1/4 in x 9 13/16 in
ID Number
GA.89797.174916
accession number
89797
patent number
174916
catalog number
GA*89797.174916
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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