Cincinnati Type Foundry Army Press, first manufactured in 1862

Description
Henry Barth of the Cincinnati Type Foundry designed this cylinder press, known as the Army Press, for use by the armed forces during the Civil War. To make up for lost business early in the war, the Foundry also manufactured bullets for the State of Indiana and Gatling guns used in the New Orleans campaign.
The Army Press was listed as resembling the modern common hand press in having ways, bed, tympan and fisket and a rotating cylinder that, unlike the Adams's Cottage press, moved with the press bed.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
press, printing
Object Type
Letterpress
date made
ca 1862
maker
Barth, Henry
manufacturer
Cincinnati Type Foundry
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 7/8 in x 33 in x 27 in; 40.3225 cm x 83.82 cm x 68.58 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
ID Number
2005.0133.01
accession number
2005.0133
catalog number
2005.0133.01
subject
Civil War
Military
Cultures & Communities
Communications
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
Civil War Field Printing
event
Civil War
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Civil War Field Printing
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Homer Martin
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