Patent Model of a Paper-ruling Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a paper-ruling machine which was granted patent number 157715. The patent details a ruling machine with the ability to start and stop lines within the edges of a sheet of paper.
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Object Name
patent model: machine, paper ruling
date made
ca 1874
patent date
Collins, Tyrannus F.
Collins, Franklin H.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
overall: 26 cm x 28.5 cm x 20 cm; 10 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in x 7 7/8 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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