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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1861
patent date
1861-02-05
maker
Smith, John J. C.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 28 cm x 22 cm x 37 cm; 11 in x 8 11/16 in x 14 9/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.031333
patent number
031333
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.031333
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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