Patent Model of an Apparatus for Printing on Bottles, Boxes, or Cans

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for printing directly on glass or metal with elastic type instead of using the common practice of stenciling on the surface or using a paper label. The invention was granted patent number 56593. The rubber printing block of the patent model has hardened and perished. In 1860 Isaac Miles had bought shares in the rights of two other printing patents: Samuel Lowe's cone press (Patent 15429, 1856) and Charles Hawkes's platen press (Patent 7855, 1850).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1866
patent date
1866-07-24
maker
Miles, Isaac L.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.5 cm x 25.7 cm x 31.7 cm; 6 7/8 in x 10 1/8 in x 12 1/2 in
ID Number
GA.89797.056593
patent number
056593
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.056593
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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