Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for nippers for holding the paper on a platen jobbing press and then delivering it after printing; the invention was granted patent number 29554. Charles Wells and Henry Barth were owners of the Cincinnati Type Foundry, the company to which this patent was assigned. The patent represents improvements to the CTF Wells Jobber. Henry Barth was later famous for the Barth Type Caster.
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Object Name
press, platen printing
date made
ca 1860
patent date
Wells, Charles
Barth, Henry
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 19.2 cm x 29.7 cm x 20 cm; 7 9/16 in x 11 11/16 in x 7 7/8 in
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accession number
patent number
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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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