Patent Model of a Typesetting Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting machine which was granted patent number 108980. The patent details a keyboard typesetter with a "branching gravitation type-slide." Patentee De la Pena was an Argentinian living in New York City.
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, typesetting
date made
ca 1870
patent date
De La Pena, M.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 42 cm x 24 cm x 34 cm; 16 9/16 in x 9 7/16 in x 13 3/8 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog 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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