Patent Model of Pulsating Stencil Pencils

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a piston-driven stencil-cutting pen which was granted patent number 216086. The piston was driven by a bellows powered in turn by a machine wheel. Josiah Gunning (1840-1910) graduated from medical school and spent the Civil War as a surgeon in the U.S. Navy. After his wife's death in 1869, he entered seminary and was ordained. His invention of a pulsating pen was considered remarkable enough to win him a bronze medal from the American Institute.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1879
patent date
1879-06-03
maker
Gunning, Josiah H.
Weiland, Harry B.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.3 cm x 21.2 cm x 12.5 cm; 6 in x 8 3/8 in x 4 15/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.216086
patent number
216086
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.216086
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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