Patent Model for a Rotary Web Perfecting Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a rotary web perfecting press which was granted patent number 91191. The two pairs of printing cylinders had surfaces that were half type bed and half impression blanket, the type on one backing onto the blanket on its mate. As the web passed through the first pair, alternating parts of the paper were printed on each side. Then the web passed through the other pair, and the impression was completed. After printing, the web was cut into sheets.
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Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1869
patent date
Wright, John K.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 28 cm x 35 cm x 23 cm; 11 in x 13 3/4 in x 9 1/16 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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