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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1844
patent date
1844-08-23
maker
Gilman, Alonzo
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
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
GA*89797.003716
patent number
003716
accession number
89797
catalog number
GA*89797.003716
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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