Patent Model of a Typesetting and Distributing Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting and distributing machine; the invention was granted patent number 85251. The patent details improvements to earlier patents taken out by Timothy Alden (1857), and Henry Alden and William Mackey (1866). This patent related to the distribution of type. It allowed for the use of any ordinary type in the distributer, instead of the special type required previously. The patent was assigned to the Alden Typesetting and Distributing Company.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, typesetting and distributing
date made
ca 1868
patent date
1868-12-22
maker
Slingerland, John T.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 cm x 37 cm x 41 cm; 5 7/8 in x 14 9/16 in x 16 1/8 in
ID Number
GA*89797.085251
patent number
085251
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.085251
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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