Patent Model for a Flatbed Cylinder Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flatbed cylinder press which was granted patent number 16826. The bed on this flatbed cylinder press ran on sloping ways, or tracks. For the impression pass, the bed was powered up the slope and under the cylinder. It was returned by gravity.
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Object Name
patent model
press, printing
date made
ca 1857
patent date
Davis, John C.
Miller, William
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 26.8 cm x 21.5 cm x 33.5 cm; 10 9/16 in x 8 7/16 in x 13 3/16 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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