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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1875
patent date
1875-10-11
maker
Griffith, Frederick W.
Byrne, George P.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
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
GA.89797.168635
catalog number
GA*89797.168635
patent number
168365
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object