Alden Type Setting & Distributing Machine Co.

Alden Type Setting & Distributing Machine Co.
Item# 4519

In 1857 a patent was granted on a type setting machine invented by Timothy Alden. The type was arranged in cells around the circumference of a horizontal wheel. As the wheel moved, receivers started to rotate. The desired type was picked up and dropped in proper order in a line. The device (and Alden) are pictured on this piece.

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Certificate: Capital Stock, unissued/uncanceled, 1860s

Printer: H. Thew Sc., New York

Dimensions: 7 (h) x 11 1/4 (w)

State: NY-New York

Subject Matter: Office Equipment and Technology | Adding Machines and Typewriters | Dated 1860s | Unissued Pieces

Vignette Topic(s): Famous Americans Featured | Ben Franklin Featured | Distinguished Gentlemen | Unique Theme | Multiple Scenes

Condition: No fold lines or cancels, and some toning and edge faults from age.

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