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
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
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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