Patent Model of a Typesetting Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for improvements to typesetting machines, specifically in the control of type traveling from storage channels to assembly point. The invention was granted patent number 244723. Both Patentees Lorenz and Johnson had a financial interest in the Burr typesetting machine (see Lorenz's earlier patents).
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; machine, type setting
date made
ca 1881
patent date
Lorenz, William A.
Johnson, Louis K.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 21 cm x 29.5 cm x 18 cm; 8 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in x 7 1/16 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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