Patent Model for a Type Rubbing Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a type-rubbing machine which was granted patent number 13935. Type was passed endwise through the cutters, one piece at a time. This avoided the damage to hairlines or to the face produced by machines that took the type either sideways or in an endwise procession.
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Object Name
patent model
date made
ca 1855
patent date
Moore, Daniel
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 28 cm x 25 cm x 32 cm; 11 in x 9 13/16 in x 12 5/8 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog 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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