Patent Model of a Sheet Feeder and Fly Operation for a Bed-and-Platen Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a sheet feeder and fly operation for a bed-and-platen press which was granted patent number 12183. Paper was fed through a slot on the feedboard to a carriage, which placed the sheet for printing. Then the carriage withdrew with the paper, and it was lifted off by a sheet fly.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1855
patent date
Kelsey, Sidney
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 16.8 cm x 22 cm x 29 cm; 6 5/8 in x 8 11/16 in x 11 7/16 in
ID Number
accession number
patent number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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