Patent Model of a Flatbed Cylinder Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flatbed cylinder press which was granted patent number 120646. The patent detailed improvements to the movement of the bed in cylinder presses. The bed traveled faster when the cylinder was not in contact, allowing the cylinder to be of a smaller diameter than otherwise.
Currently not on view
Object Name
press, flatbed cylinder printing
date made
ca 1871
patent date
Huber, Berthold
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 25.3 cm x 28.7 cm x 10.5 cm; 9 15/16 in x 11 5/16 in x 4 1/8 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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