Patent Model for a Double-Ended Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a double-ended press; it was granted patent number 2793. The invention included a method of bringing two alternating beds into printing position. The patent could be applied either to a bed-and-platen press or to another cylinder press.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1842
patent date
Northrup, Joel G.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 26.7 cm x 25.3 cm x 38 cm; 10 1/2 in x 9 15/16 in x 14 15/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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