Invention for Improvement in Rotary Printing Presses

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an improvement on Hoe's rotary printing press; the invention was granted patent number 5199. The patent includes improvements to the inking apparatus, the use of a portion of the type cylinder for ink distribution, and locking type to the cylinder with tapering rules.
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1847
patent date
Hoe, Richard March
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 22 in x 9 in; 35.56 cm x 55.88 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
patent number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
Invention and the Patent Model
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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