Patent model for printers' chase

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a chase that eliminated the need for furniture; the invention was granted patent number 228201. Four metal bars, matching the inside length and breadth of the chase, were toothed along their outer sides. The bars could be locked in any position in the chase by four matching toothed blocks that fitted at the crossing points.
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, printers chases
date made
ca 1880
patent date
Kingsland, Jr., Joseph
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 1.7 cm x 19 cm x 1.5 cm; 11/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 9/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
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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