Patent Model of a Type-setting and Type-distributing Machine

Patent Model of a Type-setting and Type-distributing Machine

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting machine which was granted patent numbers 152868 and 152869. Type stored in a case of vertical channels was selected and pushed out by keyboard action to a moving belt, then dropped down a slot to be assembled in a composing stick. For distribution, the dead matter was placed in front of the operator who read off and keyed in a line of letters. Each piece of type was pushed in turn onto the moving belt and dropped into its appropriate slot for return to the storage case. The two patents are demonstrated on a single model.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
machine, typesetting
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1874
patent date
1874-07-07
maker
Reynolds, John A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 31 cm x 34.8 cm x 39 cm; 12 3/16 in x 13 11/16 in x 15 3/8 in
ID Number
GA.89797.152868
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.152868
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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