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.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
date made
ca 1847
patent date
1847-04-03
maker
Petyt, Jean Constant
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
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
GA*89797.005049
accession number
089797
patent number
005049
catalog number
GA*89797.005049
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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