Patent Model of a Machine for Casting Printers' Leads

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a casting printers’ lead; it was granted patent number 155609. Molten lead was rolled out to thickness between two flexible steel belts, then cut into strips, trimmed, and planed smooth.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1874
patent date
1874-10-06
maker
Goodale, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 cm x 10.5 cm x 32.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in x 12 13/16 in
ID Number
GA.24905
patent number
155609
accession number
1978.1070
catalog number
GA*24905
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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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