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
Object Name
apparatus, stamping
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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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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