John Cooper Print Machine Patent Model

John Cooper Print Machine Patent Model

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model, typewriter
Object Type
Patent Model
Other Terms
typewriter; patent model, typewriter; Manual
date made
1856
patent date
1856-05-20
maker
Cooper, John H.
associated place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
Measurements
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
ME.251211
catalog number
251211
patent number
14907
accession number
48865
patent number
14,907
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Typewriters
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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