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Patent model for printers' quoins

Patent model for printers' quoins

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a quoin which was adjusted by means of a tapered screw; the invention was granted patent number 173493.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, printers quoins
patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1876
patent date
1876-02-15
maker
Polen, George B.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.6 cm x 6.1 cm x 2 cm; 1 in x 2 3/8 in x 13/16 in
ID Number
1996.0062.14
patent number
173493
accession number
1996.0062
catalog number
1996.0062.14
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

I have one of these in my collection! - At least one quite similar. Mine was found in an old factory where quoins were made. I also have many other designs - mostly later styles, but to find your documentation on this quoin's history adds to my own knowledge of - and expertise in - the subject. Thank you!

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