Patent Model of a Press for Printing from Multicolor Blocks

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a method of making multicolor prints on paper from special compound blocks of pigmented resin; the invention was granted patent number 123266. A series of steam-heated impression rollers alternating with cold rollers melted and then fixed the resin onto the paper. The press bed rested on wedges, so the resin block could be raised as its surface was used up.
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Object Name
press, multicolor printing
date made
ca 1872
patent date
Laemmel, Moritz
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 10 cm x 38.2 cm x 11.6 cm; 3 15/16 in x 15 1/16 in x 4 9/16 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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