Patent model for printers' sidesticks and quoins

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for printers' quoins and sidesticks which was granted patent number 164543. Tapered sidesticks were grooved along the inclined side. Quoins, with a metal key to slide in the groove, were made using a pair of wedge-shaped blocks to provide fine adjustment.

Date Made: ca 1875Patent Date: 1875-06-15

Maker: Gilbert, William

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.164543Patent Number: 164543Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.164543

Object Name: manufacture, sidesticks and quoinsCoin, Printer'squoin, printer'sObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6.2 cm x 23.4 cm x 10.5 cm; 2 7/16 in x 9 3/16 in x 4 1/8 in


Record Id: nmah_998972

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