Patent Model of aType-Cutting Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a type-cutting machine which was granted patent number 31333. The patent details a machine for sawing type from a solid block of letters by first cutting a strip of letters from the block, then notching the strip, and finally cutting apart the letters. The block could be cast by Smith's patent of 1859.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1861
patent date
Smith, John J. C.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 28 cm x 22 cm x 37 cm; 11 in x 8 11/16 in x 14 9/16 in
ID Number
patent 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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