George W. N. Yost Typewriter Patent Model


This typewriter patent model was used by George W.N. Yost in his patent application that received patent number 401,990 on April 23rd 1889. The patent covered a variety of improvements in typewriting machines, including allowing a user to supply an omission or make a correction in the printing, and an indicator for to alert the typist when they were reaching the end of a line.

Date Made: 1889Patent Date: 1889-04-23

Inventor: Yost, George W. N.

Location: Currently not on view

Associated Place: United States: New York, New York City

See more items in: Work and Industry: Mechanisms, Typewriters, Computers & Business Machines


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ME.308637Catalog Number: 308637Patent Number: 401,990401,990Accession Number: 89797

Object Name: patent model, typewriterObject Type: Patent ModelOther Terms: typewriter; patent model, typewriter; Standard; Manual

Measurements: overall: 9 1/2 in x 12 in x 10 in; 24.13 cm x 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_849977

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