Patent Model of a Milling Machine for Printers' Chases

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a milling machine for dressing printers’ chases. The invention was granted patent number 201780. The sides and ends of chases were dressed by revolving cutters, avoiding any need for hand finishing.
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, milling printers chases
date made
ca 1878
patent date
Hartnett, Richard W.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 26 cm x 32.5 cm x 12.6 cm; 10 1/4 in x 12 13/16 in x 4 15/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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