Patent Model of a Typesetting and Distributing Machine

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting and distributing machine; the invention was granted patent number 85251. The patent details improvements to earlier patents taken out by Timothy Alden (1857), and Henry Alden and William Mackey (1866). This patent related to the distribution of type. It allowed for the use of any ordinary type in the distributer, instead of the special type required previously. The patent was assigned to the Alden Typesetting and Distributing Company.

Date Made: ca 1868Patent Date: 1868-12-22

Maker: Slingerland, John T.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.085251Patent Number: 085251Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.085251

Object Name: machine, typesetting and distributingMachine, Type ComposingObject Type: Patent ModelOther Terms: Machine, Type Composing; Machine, Sorts, Setting and Distributing

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 cm x 37 cm x 41 cm; 5 7/8 in x 14 9/16 in x 16 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_998742

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