Patent Model of a Type Mold

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a type mold which was granted patent number 450083. The patent details a mold for casting type with letters on both ends, or "duplex-lettered type." Such type was used in printing for the blind, though no particular application is specified for this patent.

Date Made: ca 1891Patent Date: 1891-04-07

Maker: Mitchell, ThomasMilne, John

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.450083Patent Number: 450083Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.450083

Object Name: manufacture, type moldType, MoldObject Type: Patent ModelOther Terms: Type, Mold; Type Founding

Physical Description: metal (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 cm x 13 cm x 14.8 cm; 1 15/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 5 13/16 in


Record Id: nmah_998776

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