Patent Model of an Electrotype Shell and Base

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an electrotype shell and base which was granted patent model 313812. The patent describes a method of fastening thin electrotype shells to cast metal bases by bending the edges of the shell into grooves on the base. The invention was said to be particularly appropriate for newspapers, which might otherwise depend on heavy stereotype plates shipped over long distances. The patent was assigned to the American Press Association.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model: manufacture, electrotype shell and base
date made
ca 1885
patent date
1885-03-10
maker
Cummings, George W.
Cummings, John R.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.3 cm x 27 cm x 5.7 cm; 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in
ID Number
GA*89797.313812
accession number
089797
patent number
313812
catalog number
GA*89797.313812
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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