Patent Model of a Sheet Perfecting Flatbed Cylinder Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a sheet perfecting flatbed cylinder press which was granted patent number 103894. The invention had two vertical type beds, one at each end of the press. A sheet of paper was fed to the first cylinder and printed at the first type form traveling upwards. Next the sheet was passed to the second cylinder and printed on the other side at the other form traveling downwards. Finally, it was deposited under the press.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1870
patent date
Kerr, William A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 30 cm x 21.8 cm x 15.8 cm; 11 13/16 in x 8 9/16 in x 6 1/4 in
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accession number
patent number
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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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