Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a platen printing press which was granted patent number 255704. The patent describes improvements to the inking and frisket arrangements on a platen press on which the bed is a flattened surface at the front of an ink distributing cylinder. Patentees Henry Trueman and John New were from Birmingham, England.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1882
patent date
Trueman, Henry P.
New, John George
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 21 cm x 23.3 cm x 19.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 9 3/16 in x 7 11/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
patent number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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