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.
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Object Name
press, flatbed cylinder printing
date made
ca 1879
patent date
Hawkins, John T.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (part material)
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
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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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