Patent Model of a Book-stitching Machine

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a book-stitching machine which passed a needle lengthwise through the folded leaves of books; the invention was granted patent number 184989. Patentee James Crawford Smyth was one of David McConnel Smyth's family. The two worked together on a number of inventions.

Date Made: ca 1876Patent Date: 1876-12-05

Maker: Smyth, James C.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.184989Patent Number: 184989Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.184989

Object Name: Machine, SewingObject Type: machine sewingPatent ModelOther Terms: Machine, Sewing; Bookbinding

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24 cm x 22.5 cm x 30.5 cm; 9 7/16 in x 8 7/8 in x 12 in


Record Id: nmah_998732

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