Patent Model for a Flatbed Cylinder Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flatbed cylinder printing press which was granted patent number 18744. The small hand-cranked cylinder press included a movable feed table. Paper was fed not to the cylinder but to a flat frisket. After printing, the frisket flipped up to drop the sheet on the delivery board. Inking was by hand.
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Object Name
patent model
press, printing
date made
ca 1857
patent date
Henry, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 23 cm x 36.3 cm x 26.3 cm; 9 1/16 in x 14 5/16 in x 10 3/8 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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