Patent Model of a Typesetting Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting machine which was granted patent number 57034. Type was held in cases arranged radially around a rotating "receiver." As each letter was selected at a keyboard it was released to the receiver, lined up, and passed to a galley.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, typesetting
date made
ca 1866
patent date
1866-08-07
maker
Baer, Charles
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 cm x 32 cm x 30 cm; 6 11/16 in x 12 5/8 in x 11 13/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.057034
patent number
057034
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.057034
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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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