Patent Model - Improvement in Telegraphic Machines

Maker and role
George Phelps (b.1820, d.1888), Patentee
American Telegraph Company (estab. 1859), Assignee
Production date
Nov 01 1859
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Wood, metal
4 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 4 5/8" (11.4 x 21.9 x 11.7cm)
1 7/16lbs (0.66kg)
Phelps's patent "relates to the model of producing from a magneto-electric battery the momentary currents of electricity that are employed to actuate the printing mechanism of the instruments transmitting the intelligence", as well as "increasing the capability of the instruments for transmitting words and sentences by running the transmitting mechanism and type-wheel so much faster than the devices which return the its magnet and apply the paper to the type can operate that adjoining letter on the type-wheel cannot be printed in immediate succession." (Patent Number 26,003)
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