Patent Model for a Rotary Web Press

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a rotary press using tapered type on its type cylinders along with a special curved composing stick; the web of paper was cut and folded at the same machine, after printing. The invention was granted patent number 468.
According to Stephen D. Tucker’s History of R. Hoe & Company, Wilkinson built a press along these lines for the New York Sun in 1842, but never succeeded in printing the paper at it.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1853
patent date
1853-01-04
maker
Wilkinson, Jephtha A.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 7 in x 17 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 17.78 cm x 43.815 cm
ID Number
GA.11019
catalog number
GA*11019
accession number
48865
patent number
009525
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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