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Patent model for printers' quoins

Patent model for printers' quoins

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a three-part quoin, the parts being held together by a key passing through a slot in the central wedge; the invention was granted patent number 148308. Roughened sides of the quoin prevented slippage on other furniture.
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Object Name
manufacture, printers quoins
patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1874
patent date
Lame, Samuel C.
Briggs, Ferdinand Sherwin
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 4 cm x 3 cm x 1.5 cm; 1 9/16 in x 1 3/16 in x 9/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog 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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