Patent Model for Type Molds

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a type mold; the invention was granted patent model 187880. The patent details type molds in which the jet of the newly cast type was broken off automatically as the mold was opened, saving a separate operation in the typecasting process. Mason was from Islington in Middlesex, England. His invention was patented in England in 1877.
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Object Name
manufacture, type molds
date made
ca 1877
patent date
Mason, Thomas
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 11.2 cm; 1 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 4 7/16 in
ID 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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