Patent model for printers' shooting sticks

Patent model for printers' shooting sticks

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a shooting stick, used for driving in quoins, or wedges, to tighten a form in its chase; the invention was granted patent number 107154. These sticks had different-sized notches to fit different quoins, and two wings to help open spaces for the quoins among the furniture.
Location
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Object Name
patent model
stick, shooting
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1870
patent date
1870-09-06
maker
Blackwell, Benjamin B.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.7 cm x 23 cm x 7.7 cm; 1 1/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 3 1/16 in
ID Number
1996.0062.03
patent number
107154
accession number
1996.0062
catalog number
1996.0062.03
patent number
107154
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

It is very interesting to see this patent application for a shooting stick ca 1870. I am trying to document just when steel quoins replaced the old wooden quoins. If someone applied for a patent for a shooting stick as late as 1870, I suppose that the steel quoins i am familiar with came later. Very interesting... Thanks

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