Patent Model for Bed-and-Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a bed-and-platen power press with two friskets which carried paper under the platen alternately. The platen was drawn down by toggles against a fixed bed; it was to be powered by man, steam, horse, or water. The invention is considered an unnumbered patent.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
press, printing
date made
ca 1834
patent date
1834-08-22
maker
Tufts, Otis
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/4 in x 25 in; 23.495 cm x 63.5 cm
ID Number
GA*11025
catalog number
GA*11025
accession number
48865
patent number
8380X
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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