Patent Model of a Typesetting and Distributing Machine

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting and distributing machine which was granted patent number 28463. Typing at the keyboard perforated a paper tape to produce a complete "registry" of the keystrokes, including all spacing and leading. This record could be used to set several identical pages of type or, fed in reverse, to redistribute the type to its cases. The keyboard is missing from the model.

Date Made: ca 1860Patent Date: 1860-05-29

Maker: Felt, Charles W.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.028463Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 028463Catalog Number: GA*89797.028463

Object Name: patent modelmachine, typesettingComposing MachineObject Type: Patent ModelOther Terms: Composing Machine; Composing; Type-Setting

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 32 cm x 25.5 cm x 30.8 cm; 12 5/8 in x 10 1/16 in x 12 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_766717

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