Patent Model of a Machine for Cutting Books in the Round

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a machine to cut books in the round which was granted patent number 35639. The machine includes rocking knives for cutting the fronts of books in the round, an operation normally performed by hand.
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, cutting books
date made
ca 1862
patent date
Trinks, Gregor
Heitkamp, Louis
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 17 cm x 18.3 cm x 27.7 cm; 6 11/16 in x 7 3/16 in x 10 7/8 in
ID Number
patent number
accession 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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