Patent Model of a Typecasting Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typecasting machine which was granted patent number 187278. The patent describes a machine for the rapid production of replica type, from originals made for the purpose in a hard metal such as steel. The type could have raised or sunken letters, and a straight, concave, or convex surface for printing on flatbed or rotary presses.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, typecasting
date made
ca 1877
patent date
1877-02-13
maker
Howard, Anson M.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29 cm x 26 cm x 22 cm; 11 7/16 in x 10 1/4 in x 8 11/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.187278
patent number
187278
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.187278
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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