Patent Model of a Type-Composing Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a type-setting machine which was granted patent number 10929. The patent details improvements on Mitchel's earlier patent of 1853 for composing and distributing apparatus. Specifically, the patent covered a method of conveying type to the composer, and a wheel for setting the type in line. The model shows only the composing wheel.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
machine, typesetting
date made
ca 1854
patent date
1854-05-16
maker
Mitchel, William H.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.5 cm x 25 cm x 29 cm; 7 5/16 in x 9 13/16 in x 11 7/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.010929
patent number
010929
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.010929
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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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