Patent model for typecasting device for embossed or pointed type

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for Bryant's hand mold with a double matrix, intended for the casting of "pointed type" as used by the blind. The invention was granted patent number 30293. The letters (not Braille signs) in the matrices were built up from the sharp ends of wires.
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Object Name
patent model: machine, type casting
date made
ca 1860
patent date
Bryant, Isaac C.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 4 cm x 5.3 cm x 24 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 9 7/16 in
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patent number
accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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