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Patent Model of a Book-sewing Machine

Patent Model of a Book-sewing Machine

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for various improvements to David Smyth's book sewing patents of 1868 and 1869; the invention was granted patent number 151507.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; machine, book sewing
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1874
patent date
1874-06-02
maker
Parkhurst, Edward G.
Thompson, Henry G.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29 cm x 30.5 cm x 17 cm; 11 7/16 in x 12 in x 6 11/16 in
ID Number
GA.89797.151507
patent number
151507
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.151507
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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