Patent Model of a Railway Ticket Printing and Registering Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a railway ticket printing and registering machine; the invention was granted patent number 141336. A roll of card blanks was pre-numbered and printed with the station name. This machine added the destination and date and cut off each ticket, while printing a record copy of the sale. It was an improvement on an earlier Dyer patent (1872, Patent 134042).
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Object Name
apparatus, machine
date made
ca 1873
patent date
Dyer, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 21 cm x 11.8 cm x 9.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 4 5/8 in x 3 3/4 in
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accession number
patent number
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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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