Patent Model for an Ellipsographic Copying Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a carpenter's type-cutter and protractor; the invention was granted patent number 2894. The cutter and protractor was a machine for cutting multiple copies from a single pattern. Typically, it was to be used in making wood type, which could be enlarged or reduced, extended or compressed, thrown into perspective, or turned into "grotesque type of any given fashion from the same plain pattern."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; machine, copying
date made
ca 1842
patent date
1842-12-31
maker
Carpenter, Luman
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 38.7 cm x 22.7 cm x 22.7 cm; 15 1/4 in x 8 15/16 in x 8 15/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.002894
patent number
002894
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.002894
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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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