Patent Model of a Typecasting and Composing Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a machine for the casting, dressing, and setting of type; the invention was granted patent number 115796. Type was set in a continuous line, to be divided up later by the operator.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, type composing
date made
ca 1871
patent date
1871-06-06
maker
Wescott, Charles S.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30.5 cm x 24.2 cm x 30.9 cm; 12 in x 9 1/2 in x 12 3/16 in
ID Number
GA*24908
patent number
115796
accession number
1978.1070
catalog number
GA*24908
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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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