Patent Model of a Book-stitching Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a book-stitching machine which passed a needle lengthwise through the folded leaves of books; the invention was granted patent number 184989. Patentee James Crawford Smyth was one of David McConnel Smyth's family. The two worked together on a number of inventions.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; machine, book stitching
date made
ca 1876
patent date
1876-12-05
maker
Smyth, James C.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 cm x 22.5 cm x 30.5 cm; 9 7/16 in x 8 7/8 in x 12 in
ID Number
GA*89797.184989
patent number
184989
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.184989
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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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