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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
machine, type distributing
date made
ca 1876
patent date
Lorenz, William A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 28 cm x 23.5 cm x 25 cm; 11 in x 9 1/4 in x 9 13/16 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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