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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; machine, book stitching
date made
ca 1874
patent date
1874-05-05
maker
Thompson, Henry G.
Parkhurst, Edward G.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
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
GA*89797.150495
patent number
150495
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.150495
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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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