The New Yost Patent Model

Description
The New Yost was introduced around 1889 and was produced by the Yost Writing Machine Company of New York, New York. This object served as a model for patent number 400,200 granted to Jacob Febel and Andrew W. Steiger on March 26th, 1889. The patent applied to a pivoted link in the type-bar that allowed for the type-bar to swing out horizontally and then rise up vertically to strike the platen. The model is missing the carriage it would need to be a fully functioning New Yost.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model, typewriter
patent date
1889-03-26
inventor
Felbel, Jacob
Steiger, Andrew W.
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 9 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 17.78 cm x 23.495 cm x 34.925 cm
associated place
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
ME*308636
catalog number
308636
license number
400200
patent number
400,200
accession number
89797
subject
Computers & Business Machines
Typewriters
See more items in
Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Typewriters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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