Patent Model for a Card Printing and Numbering Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a card printing and numbering machine which was granted patent number 21418. The patent describes a little press with a numbering wheel, designed primarily for the production of railroad tickets. Hill was a pioneer in numbering machines. His city, Buffalo, N.Y., became a center of the rail ticket business.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
press, printing
date made
ca 1858
patent date
Hill, George J.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 17 cm x 27.5 cm x 20.7 cm; 6 11/16 in x 10 13/16 in x 8 1/8 in
ID Number
accession number
patent number
catalog number
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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