Patent Model of a Rotary Lithographic or Type Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a rotary lithographic press which was granted patent number 200927. The revolving type cylinder had two flat sides where type forms or lithographic stones were mounted. The two curved surfaces of the cylinder were used as ink distributing surfaces. Patentee George Newsum was from Leeds, England, where he patented this press in 1872.
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Object Name
press, rotary printing
date made
ca 1878
patent date
Newsum, George
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 18.8 cm x 22.5 cm x 19.7 cm; 7 3/8 in x 8 7/8 in x 7 3/4 in
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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