Patent model for printers' extension sidesticks

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for sidesticks composed of two parts that fitted together, tongue in groove, in such a way that the full length of the stick always pressed on the type, no matter how far the two parts were pulled out. The invention was granted patent number 115136.
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Object Name
manufacture, printers sidesticks
date made
ca 1871
patent date
Uhlhorn, John F.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 1.6 cm x 2 cm x 29.4 cm; 5/8 in x 13/16 in x 11 9/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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