Patent Model for a Machine for Smoothing the Sides of Type

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a machine to smooth the sides of type; the invention was granted patent number 631. In the inventor's opinion, this foot-driven machine allowed the operator to rub around sixty thousand types in a day, in conditions of less "unhealthiness" than the usual. The model is missing its treadle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, type smoothing
date made
ca 1838
patent date
1838-03-10
maker
Bruce, Jr., David
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 49.5 cm x 22.7 cm x 34 cm; 19 1/2 in x 8 15/16 in x 13 3/8 in
ID Number
GA*89797.000631
patent number
000631
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.000631
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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