Patent Model of a Typesetting Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting machine which was granted patent number 13710. Type was stored in nearly vertical cells around a circulating wheel. A piece of type selected at the keyboard was pushed in from its cell, caught up by the wheel, and carried to a galley in front of the operator where the spacing was fine-tuned. The patent also covered arrangements for housing the kerned letter "j," and for correcting matter in the galley. The patent model is incomplete.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1855
patent date
1855-10-23
maker
Loughborough, William S.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 cm x 30 cm x 23.5 cm; 5 1/2 in x 11 13/16 in x 9 1/4 in
ID Number
GA.89797.013710
patent number
013710
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.013710
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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