Patent Model for a Machine for Shaping and Finishing the Backs of Books

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a machine with a pair of divided rolls, or roll segments, to shape book backs. The invention was granted patent number 25548. G.H. Sanborn (d. 1881) established his reputation and his company with his rounding machine and went on to develop and sell a full line of equipment for bookbinders.
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Object Name
patent model
date made
ca 1859
patent date
Sanborn, G. H.
Coffin, John E.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 14.2 cm x 12 cm x 14 cm; 5 9/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 5 1/2 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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