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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1860
patent date
1860-10-09
maker
Bryant, Isaac C.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 5.3 cm x 24 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 9 7/16 in
ID Number
GA.89797.030293
patent number
030293
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.030293
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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