Hand printing press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a lever press using a combination of course and fine screws, the first to lower the platen fast, and the second to produce greater power at the end of the pull. It also included inclined ways or tracks, so the bed was raised as it was drawn under the platen. The invention was granted patent number 23951.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1859
patent date
1859-05-10
maker
Ruggles, Stephen P.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24 cm x 24 cm x 28 cm; 9 7/16 in x 9 7/16 in x 11 in
ID Number
GA.11020
catalog number
GA*11020
patent number
023951
accession number
48865
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Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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