Patent Model of an Intaglio Plate Printing Machine

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an intaglio printing press, which was granted patent number 210116. The patent describes a plate wiping mechanism that reproduced the sweeping movement of the human hand. The wiping cloth was in lengths travelling from one storage roller to another, always offering a fresh portion to the plate. Constant Guy was from Paris, France.
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Object Name
patent model
machine, plate printing
date made
ca 1878
patent date
Guy, Constant A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
cloth (part material)
overall: 29 cm x 28.2 cm x 26.5 cm; 11 7/16 in x 11 1/8 in x 10 7/16 in
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accession number
patent number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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