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Patent model for frame

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Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in x 8 in x 10 in; 3.175 cm x 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
patent model
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a frame. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.15
Catalog number:
1997.0198.15
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Clock Patent Model

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Physical Description:
wood (base material)
brass (wheels material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 5/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 2 in; 14.2875 cm x 15.875 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
clock movement, patent model
patent model, clock striker
Associated place:
United States: Connecticut, Bristol
Date made:
1839
Patent date:
1839-06-27
Description:
The depression of 1837 hit Connecticut clock manufacturers so hard that they feared the entire industry might collapse. On a trip to Virginia to collect old bills, Chauncey Jerome--a successful clock producer from Bristol, Connecticut, and a disciple of Eli Terry—had a new idea. A simple, weight-driven, one-day clock made of brass, he thought, could be produced far more cheaply and in much greater quantities than the standard wooden clock. When he returned home, he described the idea to his brother Noble. Noble Jerome, a talented clockmaker, quickly made a prototype and received a U.S. patent on it in 1839.
By that time, mechanized production of clock movements was already underway and would soon reach unprecedented numbers. Whereas the typical factory might produce several thousand wooden clocks per year, the Jeromes--and their principal imitators and rivals--were soon mass-producing brass clocks in the hundreds of thousands. For these brass clocks, Chauncey Jerome adopted a simple case introduced by several other New England clockmakers. The case became famous as the "Ogee" for its characteristic S-shaped moldings.
Unlike wooden clocks, brass movements were unaffected by humidity and could be transported by ship. The entire world, clockmakers quickly recognized, was a potential market. The reception Chauncey Jerome's clocks received in England, home of some of the world's finest clockmakers, illustrates the impact of his innovation. When the first clocks traveled arrived in 1842, valued at an improbable $1.50 each, English customs inspectors assumed that Jerome had set the figure far below cost to avoid paying the proper duties. To teach Jerome a lesson, the inspectors bought the whole shipment at the declared price. When a similar cargo at the same valuation arrived a few days later, they did the same. Only with the third shipment did they recognize that they were unwittingly becoming distributors for Yankee clock manufacturers. Jerome was content with the prices British customs agents had been paying him and would have happily supplied them indefinitely. From then on Jerome's clocks entered the English market unimpeded. Over the next twenty years, in part because of American competition, the British clock industry declined to near extinction.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
ME*309112
Catalog number:
309112
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
1,200
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Patent model for perforating machine

view Patent model for perforating machine digital asset: patent model
Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 8 in; 17.145 cm x 16.51 cm x 20.32 cm
Object Name:
machine, perforating
patent model
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a perforating machine. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.02
Catalog number:
1997.0198.02
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Patent model for [sewing] machine

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Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm x 41.91 cm
Object Name:
patent model
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a [sewing] machine. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.05
Catalog number:
1997.0198.05
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Patent model for miscellaneous parts

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Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 21.59 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
parts, miscellaneous
patent model
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for miscellaneous parts. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.06
Catalog number:
1997.0198.06
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Patent model for a cylinder drum

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Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 8 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 20.32 cm x 26.035 cm
Object Name:
patent model
drum, cylinder
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a cylinder drum. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.09
Catalog number:
1997.0198.09
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Patent model for folding concertina rack

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Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7.5 cm x 10.8 cm x 10 cm; 2 15/16 in x 4 1/4 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
patent model
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a folding concertina rack. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.11
Catalog number:
1997.0198.11
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Patent model for engraving machine

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Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6 1/2 in x 13 in x 12 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 33.02 cm x 31.75 cm
Object Name:
patent model
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an engraving machine. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.14
Catalog number:
1997.0198.14
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Patent model for trimming machine

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Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 27 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm; 10 5/8 in x 11 13/16 in x 11 13/16 in
Object Name:
patent model
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a trimming machine. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.16
Catalog number:
1997.0198.16
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Patent model for unidentified invention

view Patent model for unidentified invention digital asset: patent model
Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 6.7 cm x 23.7 cm x 10 cm; 2 5/8 in x 9 5/16 in x 3 15/16 in
Object Name:
patent model
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an unidentified invention. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.21
Catalog number:
1997.0198.21
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Patent model for miscellaneous parts

view Patent model for miscellaneous parts digital asset: patent model
Maker:
unknown
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/2 in x 12 1/4 in x 13 11/16 in; 6.35 cm x 31.115 cm x 34.6964 cm
Object Name:
parts, miscellaneous
patent model
Date made:
ca 1870
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for miscellaneous parts. Maker, patent number, and date are unknown.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1997.0198.22
Catalog number:
1997.0198.22
Accession number:
1997.0198
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Patent Model for a Typecasting Machine

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Maker:
Bruce, Jr., David
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 22.5 cm x 15.5 cm x 10.5 cm; 8 7/8 in x 6 1/8 in x 4 1/8 in
Object Name:
patent model
machine, typecasting
Date made:
1843
Date made:
ca 1843
Patent date:
1843-11-06
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typecasting machine which was granted patent number 3324. The patent details improvements to David Bruce's earlier pivotal typecaster, specifically, adjustable parts to the mold, a method of opening the mold and tilting the matrix and the piston to force metal into the mold.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
GA*89797.003324
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
003324
Catalog number:
GA*89797.003324
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Patent Model for a Typecasting Machine

view Patent Model for a Typecasting Machine digital asset number 1
Maker:
Bruce, Jr., David
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20 cm x 11.6 cm x 15.8 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 9/16 in x 6 1/4 in
Object Name:
patent model
machine, typecasting
Date made:
ca 1845
Patent date:
1845-06-07
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typecasting machine which was granted patent number 4072. The patent details further developments on David Bruce's pivotal typecaster.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
GA*89797.004072
Accession number:
089797
Patent number:
004072
Catalog number:
GA*89797.004072
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Patent Model of a Hand Stamp

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Patentee:
Jones, John M.
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 28.2 cm x 22.7 cm x 14.4 cm; 11 1/8 in x 8 15/16 in x 5 11/16 in
Object Name:
patent model
Date made:
ca 1857
Patent date:
1857-12-22
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a hand stamp which was granted patent number 18907. The patent describes a self-inking hand stamp that accepted ordinary printers' type.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
GA*89797.018907
Accession number:
089797
Patent number:
018907
Catalog number:
GA*89797.018907
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Patent Model of Hand Inking Rollers

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Maker:
Hanscom, Alpheys A.
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15.5 cm x 32 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 1/8 in x 12 5/8 in x 2 15/16 in
Object Name:
patent model
manufacture, inking rollers
Date made:
ca 1858
Patent date:
1858-06-29
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a hand inking roller which was granted patent number 20710. The patent describes an inking roller supported in a frame that allowed the roller's height to be adjusted against a set of bearing wheels.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
GA*89797.020710
Patent number:
020710
Accession number:
089797
Catalog number:
GA*89797.020710
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Patent Model of a Typesetting Machine

view Patent Model of a Typesetting Machine digital asset number 1
Maker:
Dickinson, Charles W.
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 36 cm x 20 cm x 31 cm; 14 3/16 in x 7 7/8 in x 12 3/16 in
Object Name:
patent model
machine, typesetting and composing
Date made:
ca 1876
Patent date:
1876-03-21
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a typesetting machine; the invention was granted patent number 174901. The patent details a keyboard-operated typesetting machine that set type in a line and then broke the line into column lengths. Patentee Charles Dickinson was at some time a partner in the development of the Burr-Empire line of typesetting machines.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
GA*89797.174901
Accession number:
89797
Catalog number:
GA*89797.174901
Patent number:
174901
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Patent model for printers' quoins

view Patent model for printers' quoins digital asset: patent model
Maker:
Ames, Chauncey W.
Sprague, E. H.
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.7 cm x 8 cm x 1.5 cm; 11/16 in x 3 1/8 in x 9/16 in
Object Name:
manufacture, printer quoins
patent model
Date made:
ca 1873
Patent date:
1873-05-27
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for quoins whose two sides were opened or closed by wedges governed by a central double-threaded screw; the invention was granted patent number 139351.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1996.0062.01
Patent number:
139351
Accession number:
1996.0062
Catalog number:
1996.0062.01
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Patent model for printers' shooting sticks

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Maker:
Blackwell, Benjamin B.
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.7 cm x 23 cm x 7.7 cm; 1 1/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 3 1/16 in
Object Name:
patent model
stick, shooting
Date made:
ca 1870
Patent date:
1870-09-06
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a shooting stick, used for driving in quoins, or wedges, to tighten a form in its chase; the invention was granted patent number 107154. These sticks had different-sized notches to fit different quoins, and two wings to help open spaces for the quoins among the furniture.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1996.0062.03
Patent number:
107154
107154
Accession number:
1996.0062
Catalog number:
1996.0062.03
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Patent model for loose leaf binder

view Patent model for loose leaf binder digital asset: patent model
Maker:
Carlson, Charles A.
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3.3 cm x 24 cm x 5.7 cm; 1 5/16 in x 9 7/16 in x 2 1/4 in
Object Name:
manufacture, loose leaf binder
patent model
Date made:
ca 1905
Patent date:
1905-04-18
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a loose leaf binder with adjustable sides; the invention was granted patent number 787353.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1996.0062.05
Patent number:
787353
787353
Accession number:
1996.0062
Catalog number:
1996.0062.05
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Patent Model for a Type Mold

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Maker:
Day, Hartley W.
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 21 cm x 12 cm x 9.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in
Object Name:
patent model
mold, type
Date made:
ca 1848
Date made:
1848
Patent date:
1848-10-10
Description (Brief):
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a type mold which was granted patent number 5846. The Universal Hand Type-Mold cast type of any size.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
1996.0062.06
Patent number:
005846
Accession number:
1996.0062
Catalog number:
1996.0062.06
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