Patent model for paper-ruling machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for improvements principally to the pen cylinder and striker of ruling machines; the invention was granted patent number 194497. William O. Hickok (1815-1891) of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was in the bookbinding trade from about 1840. In 1852 he patented his first ruling machine, an improvement on the Hathaway machine then in use. In 1874, with the O-A Striker machine, he established the principles of all ruling machines to come.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1877
patent date
Hickok, William O.
Cooper, Albert
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (part material)
overall: 21.5 cm x 18.7 cm x 29 cm; 8 7/16 in x 7 3/8 in x 11 7/16 in
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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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