Patent Model of a Bookbinder's Sewing Table

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a bookbinders' sewing table that was vertically adjustable, so the sheets could be lowered to a convenient height for the sewer as the pile grew. This avoided the usual practice of “putting blocks or boxes of increasing thickness in the operator's chair." The invention was granted patent number 59240.
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Object Name
table, bookbinders sewing
date made
ca 1866
patent date
Lincoln, Marshall T.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 32 cm x 31 cm x 16.3 cm; 12 5/8 in x 12 3/16 in x 6 7/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
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Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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