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Patent Model for a Paper-ruling Machine

Patent Model for a Paper-ruling Machine

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a paper-ruling machine which was granted patent number 135751. The ruling pens on the machine were lowered and lifted by an electro-magnetic apparatus, a 'quick and lively but soft and easy' action. Patentee Averell is best known as the inventor of a wire stitcher (or stapler), which he patented in 1874.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
machine, paper ruling
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1873
patent date
1873-02-11
maker
Averell, Ellicott D.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25.3 cm x 19 cm x 23.5 cm; 9 15/16 in x 7 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in
ID Number
GA.89797.135751
accession number
89797
patent number
135751
catalog number
GA*89797.135751
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Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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