Patent Model of a Flatbed Cylinder Web Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flatbed cylinder press, granted patent number 218493. The patent details a web-fed press that printed on both strokes of the bed, doubling the usual output of cylinder presses. It also stacked, cut, and counted the sheets after printing.
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Object Name
press, flatbed cylinder printing
date made
ca 1879
patent date
Cox, Joseph L.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 29.8 cm x 18.7 cm x 29.2 cm; 11 3/4 in x 7 3/8 in x 11 1/2 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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