Patent Model for Stereoteype Matrices

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for creating stereotype matrices; the invention was granted patent number 119537. The patent describes an apparatus for stamping separate letters into soft materials to make electrotype or stereotype molds, or for stamping letters into wood.
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Object Name
manufacture, stereotype matrices
date made
ca 1871
patent date
Shiland, Alexander
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 9 cm x 22.2 cm x 20.5 cm; 3 9/16 in x 8 3/4 in x 8 1/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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