Patent model for exercising machine, children's railway swing

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a rocking swing for children or invalids, unrelated to printing; the invention was granted patent number 139924.
This model may have entered the Graphic Arts Collection because of confusion over the word "exercising," which is also used for the softening of inking leather.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; machine, exercising
date made
ca 1873
patent date
1873-06-17
maker
Shaler, Reuben
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3.8 cm x 26.2 cm x 7.8 cm; 1 1/2 in x 10 5/16 in x 3 1/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.139924
patent number
139924
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.139924
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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