Patent model for method of making wooden type

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a method of stamping letters into blocks of wood from steel dies; the invention was granted patent number 9454. Thirty-five years later, a similar process was used extensively by the William H. Page Wood Type Company.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, wood type
patent model
date made
ca 1852
patent date
1852-12-07
maker
McCreary, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .5 cm x 10.5 cm x 8.8 cm; 3/16 in x 4 1/8 in x 3 7/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.009454
patent number
009454
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.009454
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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