Patent Model of a Hand Printing Press for Amateur Printers

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a hand-operated portable printing press was which granted patent number 79751. The press consisted of a box, the lid being the platen, operated by a hand lever. Built-in grippers released the paper when the lid was lifted. The model is accompanied by a card bearing the inscription "Little Giant Hand Printing Press.”
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Object Name
press, hand printing
date made
ca 1868
patent date
Hall, H. M.
Espey, George W.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 28.2 cm x 22.7 cm x 19 cm; 11 1/8 in x 8 15/16 in x 7 1/2 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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