Patent Model - Improvement in Station-Indicators

Maker and role
Charles Sexton (b.1831, d.1911), Patentee
Orlando Wormwood, Assignee
Production date
Jun 20 1876
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Object detail

Wood, steel, leather, paper
10 3/8 x 12 x 5 3/4" (26.4 x 30.5 x 14.6cm)
Sexton states in his patent proposal that the improved station-indicator will be “…of simple and reliable construction; and it consists of a polygonal roller, that carries the slotted name-boards on raised ribs or lugs near the ends. The lugs and slots of the boards are alternately set at greater of less distance from the ends of the roller to take up the boards in regular manner. The roller is revolved by a loose pulley and pawl, actuated by a connecting-band and spring.” (Patent Number 178,968)
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