Patent model for printers' sidesticks and quoins

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for printers' quoins and sidesticks which was granted patent number 164543. Tapered sidesticks were grooved along the inclined side. Quoins, with a metal key to slide in the groove, were made using a pair of wedge-shaped blocks to provide fine adjustment.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1875
patent date
1875-06-15
maker
Gilbert, William
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.2 cm x 23.4 cm x 10.5 cm; 2 7/16 in x 9 3/16 in x 4 1/8 in
ID Number
GA.89797.164543
patent number
164543
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.164543
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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