Patent Model of a Flatbed Cylinder Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flat-bed cylinder printing press; the invention was granted patent number 5819. The press featured an improved apparatus governing the motion of the bed on a flatbed cylinder press as well as the gripper fingers and the inking system.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1848
patent date
Marsh, Joseph M.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 32 cm x 22.5 cm x 29.7 cm; 12 5/8 in x 8 7/8 in x 11 11/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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