Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a platen printing press which was granted patent number 203335. Patentee Edward Gilman's simple treadle press was intended for job printers and amateurs. The rotating ink disk was on a plane with the type. The platen with paper was brought down against the type by a direct connection with the treadle.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
press, platen printing
date made
ca 1878
patent date
1878-05-07
maker
Gilman, Edward L.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19.5 cm x 11.8 cm x 14.5 cm; 7 11/16 in x 4 5/8 in x 5 11/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.203335
patent number
203335
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.203335
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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