Patent model for printers' quoins

Patent model for printers' quoins

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for quoins slotted together along the oblique side, which included a key for their adjustment; the invention was granted patent number 228410. (Carlo Squintani was from London, England.)
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Object Name
patent model
manufacture, printers quoins
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1880
patent date
Squintani, Carlo G.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 2 in x 6 in; 2.54 cm x 5.08 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Squintani was also the English manufacturer of the American-designed Daughaday Model series of table top presses. Interesting, but not surprising to see that he was also working to improve the quoins in use during his time...

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