What is Model?

Legal Definition
A machine made on a small scale to show the manner in which it is to be worked or employed.

2. The Act of Congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires an inventor who is desirous to take out a patent for his invention, to furnish a model of his invention, in all cases which admit of represent ation by model, of a convenient size to exhibit advantageously its several parts.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A pattern or representation of something to be made. A fac simile Of something invented, made on a reduced scale, in compliance with the patent laws. See State V. Fox, 25 N. J. Law, 566; Montana Ore Purchasing Co. v. Boston, etc., Min Co., 27 Mont 288, 70 Pae, 1126.
-- Black's Law Dictionary