1838 Angell's Patent Model of a Loom Temple


Loom Temple Patent Model

Patent No. 987, issued October 19, 1838

Emory A. Angell of Killingly, Connecticut

In his patent specification, Angell stated that “this temple is of the kind which holds the selvage of the cloth between jaws, which are opened by the beat of the lathe, and is in many respects similar to such as have been long in use.” He claimed, as his invention, the way in which the upper and lower jaws were connected by pins to form the hinge-joints.

On the original wrapper containing the patent application papers is a faint handwritten note “see Saml. P. Mason’s Temple July 1837.” In the process of checking Angell’s patent, Charles M. Keller, the patent examiner, probably wrote that notation but found no conflict with the Mason patent and thus granted Angell his patent.

Model Constructed: before 1838-10-19Patent Date: 1838-10-19

Inventor: Angell, Emory A.

Location: Currently not on view

Classified: Patent ModelsInvention


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T11414.013Catalog Number: T11414.013Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 987

Object Name: loom temple patent modelObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2b9f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1069586

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