Patent Model of a Machine for Rounding and Backing Books

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a machine for rounding and backing books which was granted patent number 184198. The patent detailed improved methods of guiding the book and controlling the rounding rollers. Two books could be processed at once--one being rounded while the other was backed. Edwin Crawley, a Cincinnati bookbinder, continued to work on the problems of rounding and backing, and in 1891 introduced a machine that set industry standards for many years.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; machine, book rounding and backing
date made
ca 1876
patent date
1876-11-07
maker
Crawley, Edwin
Thomas, Frank
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28.3 cm x 20.2 cm x 32 cm; 11 1/8 in x 7 15/16 in x 12 5/8 in
ID Number
GA*89797.184198
patent number
184198
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.184198
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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