Patent model for printers' quoins

Patent model for printers' quoins

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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.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
manufacture, printers quoins
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1880
patent date
1880-06-01
maker
Squintani, Carlo G.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 2 in x 6 in; 2.54 cm x 5.08 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1996.0062.17
patent number
228410
accession number
1996.0062
catalog number
1996.0062.17
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

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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