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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
press, printing
date made
ca 1857
patent date
1857-12-01
patentee
Henry, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
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
GA*89797.018744
accession number
089797
patent number
018744
catalog number
GA*89797.018744
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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