Patent Model of a Copy Holder

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a portable and adjustable copy holder on which the reader could tilt the manuscript backwards or spin it sideways, "with reference to light, etc., to suit himself." The invention was granted patent number 155202. Nutting (1803-1887) was one of the first generation of American lithographers, working at the profession as early as 1826. Later in his life he was also an art teacher, and published a series of art teaching manuals.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, copy holder
date made
ca 1874
patent date
1874-09-22
patentee
Nutting, Benjamin F.
maker
Nutting, Benjamin F.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 9.5 cm x 6 cm; 1 9/16 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
GA*22843
accession number
249602
patent number
155202
catalog number
22843
GA*22843
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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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