Patent Model of an Apparatus for Making Paper Stencils

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a stretcher frame for holding sheets of paper while multiple stencil designs were cut in them with a jigsaw. That patent was granted patent number 211988.
Currently not on view
Object Name
apparatus, making paper stencils
date made
ca 1879
patent date
Gifford, John Z.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (part material)
overall: 4.5 cm x 27 cm x 29 cm; 1 3/4 in x 10 5/8 in x 11 7/16 in
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accession number
patent number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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