Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for improvements to the platen jobbing press, adapting it to ticket printing. The press had a roll feeder, numbering wheels, and slitting and cutting knives. The invention was granted number 227520.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
press, platen printing
date made
ca 1880
patent date
1880-05-11
maker
Griffiths, Harry S.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
string (part material)
Measurements
overall: 31.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 27.5 cm; 12 3/8 in x 12 in x 10 13/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.227520
accession number
089797
patent number
227520
catalog number
GA*89797.227520
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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