John Cooper Print Machine Patent Model

Description
John H. Cooper of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was awarded patent number 14,907 on May 20th, 1856 for this printing machine patent model. Cooper describes his patent as a combination of the type radially arranged with a presser bar for carrying the paper to the type to receive the impression. The carriage is rather small and would have carried a smaller piece of paper similar to ticker tape. The radially arranged type must be moved and selected one-by-one to be typed onto the paper, in a manner similar in action to an old rotary telephone.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model, typewriter
date made
1856
patent date
1856-05-20
maker
Cooper, John H.
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/4 in x 9 in x 7 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 22.86 cm x 19.05 cm
associated place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
ME*251211
catalog number
251211
license number
14907
accession number
48865
patent number
14,907
subject
Typewriters
Computers & Business Machines
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Typewriters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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