Patent Model of a Hand Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flat-bed printing press which was granted patent number 9923. This press is a toggle lever press in which the platen was forced down by bails. The model is incomplete.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1853
patent date
1853-08-09
maker
Lewis, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.8 cm x 13 cm x 17.8 cm; 7 in x 5 1/8 in x 7 in
ID Number
GA*89797.009923
patent number
009923
accession number
89797
catalog number
GA*89797.009923
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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