Patent Model of a Type-setting and Type-distributing Machine

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting machine which was granted patent numbers 152868 and 152869. Type stored in a case of vertical channels was selected and pushed out by keyboard action to a moving belt, then dropped down a slot to be assembled in a composing stick. For distribution, the dead matter was placed in front of the operator who read off and keyed in a line of letters. Each piece of type was pushed in turn onto the moving belt and dropped into its appropriate slot for return to the storage case. The two patents are demonstrated on a single model.

Date Made: ca 1874Patent Date: 1874-07-07

Maker: Reynolds, John A.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.152868Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.152868

Object Name: machine, typesettingMachine, Type ComposingObject Type: Patent ModelOther Terms: Machine, Type Composing; Machine, Sorts, Distributing

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 31 cm x 34.8 cm x 39 cm; 12 3/16 in x 13 11/16 in x 15 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_998736

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