Patent model for copper plate press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a plate attached to an endless chain that was carried past stations for automatic inking, wiping, and printing; the invention was granted patent number 12213. There was provision for applying bands of different colors. According to Tucker, this press was built by R. Hoe & Co. for D. Steffens in 1858. Robert Neale, an American, was living in London when he took out this patent. He patented the press there in 1853.
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Object Name
patent model
press, printing
date made
ca 1855
patent date
Neale, Robert
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 45.5 cm x 76 cm x 25 cm; 17 15/16 in x 29 15/16 in x 9 13/16 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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