Patent Model of a Book Clamp

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a clamp for holding books while they were backed; the invention was granted patent number 50597. Joshua Wiestling Jones (born 1831) was apprenticed to the printing and binding trades. For a time he worked with the binder W. O. Hickok and helped in building Hickok's prototype paper-ruling machine. Later he worked in public printing, particularly at the state printing house in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Jones pioneered the use of electric arc lighting in Harrisburg, one of the first American cities to adopt the system.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1865
patent date
1865-10-24
maker
Jones, Joshua W.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 cm x 16 cm x 13 cm; 7 1/2 in x 6 5/16 in x 5 1/8 in
ID Number
GA.89797.050597
patent number
050597
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.050597
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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