Patent Model of a Type-Composing Machine

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a type-setting machine which was granted patent number 10929. The patent details improvements on Mitchel's earlier patent of 1853 for composing and distributing apparatus. Specifically, the patent covered a method of conveying type to the composer, and a wheel for setting the type in line. The model shows only the composing wheel.

Date Made: ca 1854Patent Date: 1854-05-16

Maker: Mitchel, William H.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.010929Patent Number: 010929Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.010929

Object Name: patent modelmachine, typesettingObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18.5 cm x 25 cm x 29 cm; 7 5/16 in x 9 13/16 in x 11 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_998767

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