Patent Model of an Intaglio Plate Printing and Embossing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an intaglio plate printing and embossing press which was granted patent number 272878. The patent describes a machine with automatic inking and wiping, and the means to print in stripes of multiple colors. The patent was the latest in a series on plate printing machines taken out by Hewitt and was submitted after his death by Minnie Hewitt, administratrix of his estate.
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Object Name
press, intaglio plate printing
date made
ca 1883
patent date
Hewitt, Edward R.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 29.2 cm x 31 cm x 28.7 cm; 11 1/2 in x 12 3/16 in x 11 5/16 in
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accession number
patent 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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