Patent Model of a Portable Hand Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a portable hand press which was granted patent number 16718. The cylinder and handle of this portable roller press are fastened on the end of a long sliding shaft. In the 1870s, patentee Nathaniel Chamberlain, as he spelled his name then, ran a Boston business specializing in office stamps for banks and counting houses.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1857
patent date
1857-03-03
patentee
Chamberlin, Nathaniel L.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.5 cm x 35.3 cm x 27.3 cm; 6 7/8 in x 13 7/8 in x 10 3/4 in
ID Number
GA.89797.016718
accession number
089797
patent number
016718
catalog number
GA*89797.016718
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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