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Patent Model for Newspaper and Envelope Addressing Machine

Patent Model for Newspaper and Envelope Addressing Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a newspaper and envelope addressing machine which was granted patent number 25363. Typeset addresses were held in a series of long trays and printed on envelopes or newspaper wrappers.
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Object Name
patent model
machine, addressing
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1859
patent date
Henderson, George
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 28.2 cm x 15 cm x 29 cm; 11 1/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 11 7/16 in
ID Number
accession number
patent number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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