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Patent Model of a Pneumatic Sheet-Feed Apparatus

Patent Model of a Pneumatic Sheet-Feed Apparatus

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a sheet-feed apparatus which was granted patent number 109224. The patent details a sheet feeder using two suction tubes to lift and carry each sheet from the paper bank to the cylinder.
Currently on loan
Object Name
machine, paper feeding
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1870
patent date
Knight, Margaret
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 6 13/32 in x 9 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 16.256 cm x 24.765 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
accession number
patent number
catalog number
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Patent Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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