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 215459. This patent describes the means of giving the proper dwell to the platen at each end of its stroke. Patentee John Jones developed many successful platen jobbers including the Star, Washington, Jones-Gordon, Clipper, and Jewel, as well as the patents to cover them. Jones had patented a "domestic printing machine," or typewriter (Pat. 14919, 1856), and his hand stamp, before he became involved with platen jobbers.
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Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1879
patent date
Jones, John M.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 20.5 cm x 12.7 cm x 21 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 in x 8 1/4 in
ID Number
patent number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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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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