Patent model for printers' quoins

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for printers' quoins including locking bars which secured the type within the chase, and the chase on the bed of the press, without the use of wooden furniture to pack spaces. One end of the bar was oblique and included a toothed pinion. A short toothed piece with a matching taper fit across the end of the bar to lock against the chase or bed wall, and was tightened by turning the toothed pinion. The invention was granted patent number 212683.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, printers quoins
date made
ca 1879
patent date
1879-02-25
patentee
Gillin, Robert F.
Physical Description
metal (part material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 cm x 30 cm x 28 cm; 13/16 in x 11 13/16 in x 11 in
ID Number
GA*89797.212683
patent number
212683
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.212683
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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