Patent Model of a Flatbed Cylinder Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flatbed cylinder press which was granted patent number 221459. The patent describes a means of lifting the cylinder of a press by springs, rather than by the usual counterweights, so that the full weight of the cylinder could be used for the impression.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1879
patent date
1879-11-11
maker
Hawkins, John T.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (part material)
Measurements
overall: 18.8 cm x 22.2 cm x 20.8 cm; 7 3/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 8 3/16 in
ID Number
GA.89797.221459
accession number
089797
patent number
221459
catalog number
GA*89797.221459
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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