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Patent model for sidesticks and quoins

Patent model for sidesticks and quoins

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a combination of quoins and sidesticks which was granted patent number 218518. The quoins swiveled on the ends of wide screws that turned into the sides of the metal sidesticks. A guage in the center of each sidestick told the compositor how far the quoin could be extended.
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Object Name
manufacture, sidesticks and quoins
patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1879
patent date
Gosorn, George T.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 1.5 cm x 26.2 cm x 3.5 cm; 9/16 in x 10 5/16 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
patent 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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