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.
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Object Name
patent model
machine, typesetting
date made
ca 1854
patent date
Mitchel, William H.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
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
patent number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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