Patent Model for a Press for Printing Railroad Tickets in Two or More Colors

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a printing press for printing railroad tickets which was granted patent number 38781. The press carried two or more reciprocating "heads," each with a form of type, and an inking apparatus capable of inking each form in a different color. Printing was on a roll of paper or card, which was cut into strips after printing.
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Object Name
press, double platen printing
date made
ca 1863
patent date
Baker, William H.
Hill, George J.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 32 cm x 28.5 cm x 33 cm; 12 5/8 in x 11 1/4 in x 13 in
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patent number
accession 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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