Patent Model for Automated Postmarking and Canceling Stamps

Patent Model for Automated Postmarking and Canceling Stamps

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for the automated cancelling of postal stamps. A cylinder was engraved with place and state names; the date was inserted in moveable type. The invention was granted patent number 121099.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1871
patent date
1871-11-21
maker
Hargrave, Thomas C.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.6 cm x 30 cm x 18.5 cm; 6 9/16 in x 11 13/16 in x 7 5/16 in
ID Number
GA.89797.121099
accession number
089797
patent number
121099
catalog number
GA*89797.121099
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Data Source
National Museum of American History