Patent Model of a Book-stitching Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a book-stitching machine which was granted patent number 150495. The machine includes a mechanism to protect needles in book-sewing machines: latches to hold the needles in position and an alarm bell to warn of approaching knots in the thread. Thompson was an inventor and manufacturer in the field of book stitching, stapling and sewing machines who also acquired interests in the inventions of others.
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Object Name
patent model; machine, book stitching
date made
ca 1874
patent date
Thompson, Henry G.
Parkhurst, Edward G.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 8 cm x 25 cm x 21.5 cm; 3 1/8 in x 9 13/16 in x 8 7/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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