Patent Model for a Paper-ruling Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a paper-ruling machine which was granted patent number 135751. The ruling pens on the machine were lowered and lifted by an electro-magnetic apparatus, a 'quick and lively but soft and easy' action. Patentee Averell is best known as the inventor of a wire stitcher (or stapler), which he patented in 1874.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
machine, paper ruling
date made
ca 1873
patent date
1873-02-11
maker
Averell, Ellicott D.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.3 cm x 19 cm x 23.5 cm; 9 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in
ID Number
GA*89797.135751
accession number
89797
patent number
135751
catalog number
GA*89797.135751
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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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