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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
press, printing
date made
ca 1857
patent date
Chamberlin, Nathaniel L.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
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
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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