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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
press, multicolor printing
date made
ca 1872
patent date
1872-01-30
maker
Laemmel, Moritz
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
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
GA*89797.123266
patent number
123266
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.123266
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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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