Patent Model for a Rotary Perfecting Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a rotary perfecting printing press which was granted patent number 162651. The press used a web of set-off paper that replaced the usual sheets. The web was used on one side and then the other, repeatedly, allowing the ink time to dry on each side before it was presented again.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1875
patent date
Hoe, Richard March
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 23.5 cm x 20.2 cm x 29.7 cm; 9 1/4 in x 7 15/16 in x 11 11/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
patent number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.