Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a platen press in which the platen had, in addition to the usual rocking motion, a straight-line approach that took it perfectly parallel to the type bed for the impression. The invention was granted patent number 32130.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
press, platen printing
date made
ca 1861
patent date
1861-04-23
maker
Gordon, George Phineas
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 33.8 cm x 21.5 cm x 31.8 cm; 13 5/16 in x 8 7/16 in x 12 1/2 in
ID Number
GA*22837
accession number
249602
patent number
032130
catalog number
GA*22837
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Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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