Patent Model of a Machine for Printing Paper Hangings

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a block-printing press for wallpaper and oilcloth; the invention was granted patent number 6404. Two sets of blocks, suspended over the paper, were mounted in a frame that moved laterally so that one was re-inked by brushes while the other delivered its impression. The paper traveled along a table transverse to the block frame.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1849
patent date
1849-05-01
maker
Shaw, William M.
Gould, Ezra
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.5 cm x 31.5 cm x 22 cm; 6 7/8 in x 12 3/8 in x 8 11/16 in
ID Number
GA.89797.006404
accession number
089797
patent number
006404
catalog number
GA*89797.006404
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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