Patent Model of a Typesetting Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting machine which was granted patent number 166549. The machine was named the Electro-Magnetic Type-Setting Machine. Type was stored in vertical channels (right-hand box) and dropped into a funnel at a touch on the keyboard (lefthand box). The falling type hit a see-saw lever, making an electrical connection and exciting electromagnets. The magnets moved sliding blocks, pushing the type into place into a galley. When a line of type was complete, the operator reset the adjustable back of the galley to make room for the next line.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; machine, typesetting
date made
ca 1875
patent date
1875-08-10
maker
Pattyson, William D. C.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 cm x 20 cm x 9.8 cm; 5 7/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in
ID Number
GA*89797.166549
patent number
166549
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.166549
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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