Patent model machine for making cold wrought type

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a machine which produced type by compression and cutting from rods of any metal; the invention was granted patent number 5049. The face was formed using a steel letter matrix or, for reversed type (type en creux), a steel punch. The model is a full-sized working machine. (Jean Petyt was from Paris, France.)
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Object Name
patent model
date made
ca 1847
patent date
Petyt, Jean Constant
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 46 cm x 66.5 cm x 37 cm; 18 1/8 in x 26 3/16 in x 14 9/16 in
ID Number
accession number
patent number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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