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Patent Model of a Paper-Ruling Machine

Patent Model of a Paper-Ruling Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a paper-ruling machine which was granted patent number 42418. The invention produced both feint lines (ruled) and down (striker) lines (blank spaces where the pens were lifted from the paper).
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; machine, paper ruling
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1864
patent date
Town, Edward
Chichester, James L.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 28.5 cm x 25.3 cm x 38 cm; 11 1/4 in x 9 15/16 in x 14 15/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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