Patent Model of a Hand Stamp

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a hand stamp which was granted patent number 45000. The stamp has a sliding bed covering an ink pad. One of the two hand levers pressed the type to the bed. The other pulled the bed back as the type was re-inked at the ink pad.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1864
patent date
Whipple, Cullen
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 14.5 cm x 19.8 cm x 8.8 cm; 5 11/16 in x 7 13/16 in x 3 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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