Patent Model for a Hand Lever Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a hand-lever printing press which was granted patent number 10717. The press is a self-inking hand press with a fixed bed. The paper was carried into position by a double frisket carriage with inking rollers. The carriage was propelled by a crank handle turned continuously in one direction.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
press, printing
date made
ca 1854
patent date
1854-03-28
maker
Underhill, Henry
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 42.5 cm x 47.7 cm x 25.5 cm; 16 3/4 in x 18 3/4 in x 10 1/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.010717
accession number
089797
patent number
010717
catalog number
GA*89797.010717
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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