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Patent Model for a Hand Stamp

Patent Model for a Hand Stamp

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a self-inking percussion stamp; the invention was granted patent number 16608.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
Date made
date made
ca 1857
patent date
Ramsay, P. A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 14.2 cm x 74 cm x 22.9 cm; 5 9/16 in x 29 1/8 in x 9 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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