Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a platen printing press which was granted patent number 16109. The press had a revolving ink cylinder behind the type bed. Inking rollers circulated entirely around the cylinder and over the type. The patent also covered a device for quick disconnection of bed and platen in case of a feeding accident. Patentee Franklin Bailey took out a number of printing patents, and sold several of them to the Hoe Company. This patent was assigned to Hoe in 1860.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
press, printing
date made
ca 1856
patent date
Bailey, Franklin L.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 12.2 cm x 13.5 cm x 12.7 cm; 4 13/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 5 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
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Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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