Patent Model - Calligraph

Maker and role
Charles Thurber (b.1803, d.1886), Patentee
Production date
Jun 23 1857
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Wood, brass
2 1/2 x 12 x 8" (6.4 x 30.5 x 20.3cm)
Thurber claimed in his patent application that his invention would allow “… the write to form large letters, therein being adapted to a large class who from debility or other cause can not command the motions of the fingers or carry the hand steady enough to form a small hand, or who may have lost their fingers or even a hand, enabling them to write a small clear hand with facility…” (Patent No. 17,647)
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