Patent Model of a Platen Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a self-inking platen jobbing press with a vertical bed and platen which was brought together by toggle levers. An inking cylinder sat beneath the bed, and a frisket frame was lifted up between impressions to receive sheets of paper. The invention was granted patent number 3716. This invention first appeared as Gilman's job press, and then from 1846 to 1873 as the Hoe Company's Patent Machine Card Press.
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Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1844
patent date
Gilman, Alonzo
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 17.7 cm x 12.5 cm x 15.7 cm; 6 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in x 6 3/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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