Patent Model of a Typesetting for Stereotype Plates

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetter for stereotype plates which was granted patent number 52073. The invention included the use of a "perpetual font of type" for impressing letters into a plastic molding material. Type was stored in a permanent holder, each piece tied by a thin strip of metal. At the touch of a key, type fell to casting position, the faces protruding below the holder. After casting, the type was returned to the storage cell.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, typesetting
date made
ca 1866
patent date
1866-01-16
patentee
Paulding, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 cm x 17.5 cm x 7.8 cm; 7 7/8 in x 6 7/8 in x 3 1/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.052073
patent number
052073
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.052073
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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