Patent Model of a Typesetting Machine

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for improvements to typesetting machines, specifically in the control of type traveling from storage channels to assembly point. The invention was granted patent number 244723. Both Patentees Lorenz and Johnson had a financial interest in the Burr typesetting machine (see Lorenz's earlier patents).

Date Made: ca 1881Patent Date: 1881-07-19

Maker: Lorenz, William A.Johnson, Louis K.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.244723Patent Number: 244723Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.244723

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

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21 cm x 29.5 cm x 18 cm; 8 1/4 in x 11 5/8 in x 7 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_998741

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