Patent Model of a Multiple Color Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for improvements in the smooth movement of multicolor presses. The invention was granted patent number 228517.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1880
patent date
1880-06-08
maker
Crump, Samuel
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.8 cm x 16.5 cm x 25 cm; 6 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 9 13/16 in
ID Number
GA.89797.228517
accession number
089797
patent number
228517
catalog number
GA*89797.228517
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Industry & Manufacturing
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Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History

Comments

Samuel Crump was my great grandfather. He is widely recognized as one of the earliest multi-color lithographers. He took over his father's printing business which had been operating in NYC. The business expanded and eventually the main office was in Montclair, New Jersey, where Label Street still exists, the site of his printing plant.. He was known for printing very beautiful and artistic multi-color labels used on canned food products. He also printed trade cards, known as business cards in today's parlance. I would be happy to hear from anyone who has examples of his printed items or who might be interested in sharing information about him or his business. I have a lot of information about the Crump family. Their youngest child, Julia Elder (Crump) Darling, was my grandmother.

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