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
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
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Approved comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about your own artifacts or tell you how much they are worth.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.