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 168635. The patent details an oscillating press in which the type bed was a flattened surface of the ink-distributing cylinder. Fed by hand, printed sheets were delivered automatically to a pile beneath the press.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1875
patent date
Griffith, Frederick W.
Byrne, George P.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 14 cm x 16 cm x 16.5 cm; 5 1/2 in x 6 5/16 in x 6 1/2 in
ID Number
catalog number
patent number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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