Patent Model of a Type-Making Machine

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a type-making machine which was granted patent number 43649. The patent details a machine for sawing individual letters from cast-metal strip of letters. The strips were to be made by Smith's companion patent of the same date.

Date Made: ca 1864Patent Date: 1864-07-26

Maker: Smith, John J. C.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.043649Patent Number: 043649Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.043649

Object Name: patent model; machine, type cuttingObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10.5 cm x 27.5 cm x 33 cm; 4 1/8 in x 10 13/16 in x 13 in


Record Id: nmah_998777

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