Patent Model for an Ink-Roller Rest

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a rest for an ink roller which was granted patent number 166675. The patent covered a simple rest attached to the inking plate on a small hand press, to support the handle of a hand roller. When not in use, the support could be stored under the plate. Patentee James Cook was the inventor and manufacturer of two amateur presses, the Enterprise and the Victor.
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Object Name
manufacture, ink plate
date made
ca 1875
patent date
Cook, James
Fosket, William A.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in x 3 7/8 in; 8.89 cm x 15.875 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
accession number
patent number
catalog number
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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