Patent Model of a Lithographic Rotary Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a lithographic rotary printing press which was granted patent number 116335. The patent details a small press with a stone cylinder that was removable for wetting and inking. The stone was taken out and rolled across the ink and wetting slabs, then replaced for printing. The pressure roller below was hung on adjustable bearings. From 1868 Maurice took out several patents for rotary and flatbed lithographic printing. He advertised this and his other presses as "Autographic Cylinders for Offices.”
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Object Name
press, lithographic rotary printing
date made
ca 1871
patent date
Maurice, Charles C.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 11.7 cm x 7.8 cm x 12.5 cm; 4 5/8 in x 3 1/16 in x 4 15/16 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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