John Cooper Print Machine Patent Model

John Cooper Print Machine Patent Model

John H. Cooper of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was awarded patent number 14,907 on May 20th, 1856 for this printing machine patent model. Cooper describes his patent as a combination of the type radially arranged with a presser bar for carrying the paper to the type to receive the impression. The carriage is rather small and would have carried a smaller piece of paper similar to ticker tape. The radially arranged type must be moved and selected one-by-one to be typed onto the paper, in a manner similar in action to an old rotary telephone.
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Object Name
patent model, typewriter
Object Type
Patent Model
Other Terms
typewriter; patent model, typewriter; Manual
date made
patent date
Cooper, John H.
associated place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
overall: 6 1/4 in x 9 in x 7 1/2 in; 15.875 cm x 22.86 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
catalog number
patent number
accession number
patent number
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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