Patent Model of a Press for Card and Ticket Printing

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a card and ticket press which was granted patent number 48493. The patent details a self-inking press in which a series of flattened surfaces on a large rotating drum provided multiple platens. The type was suspended face down and lowered against the drum. Paper could be fed from a roll, or placed on the flat surfaces, a card at a time, as each platen approached the type. There was also a numbering device.
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Object Name
patent model
press, printing
Date made
date made
ca 1865
patent date
Sangster, James
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 26.1 cm x 13.8 cm x 15.2 cm; 10 1/4 in x 5 7/16 in x 6 in
ID Number
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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