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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1866
patent date
1866-10-30
maker
Lincoln, Marshall T.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
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
GA.89797.059240
patent number
059240
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.059240
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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