Patent Model for a Rotary Perfecting Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for the first of a generation of fast web perfecting presses which was granted patent number 38200. On this press, unlike its successors, the paper was cut into sheets before being printed. According to Stephen D. Tucker’s History of R. Hoe & Company, the web cutting knife had been used years before on a Hoe press, but the concept had not been patented.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1863
patent date
Bullock, William
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 9 1/2 in x 10 in x 20 in; 24.13 cm x 25.4 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
patent number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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