Patent Model of a Copper Plate Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a copper plate press which was granted patent number 245970. The patent describes a flatbed cylinder power press intended for printing bank notes and other high-quality work, with improved wiping apparatus that did not use the customary whiting powder as a polisher. The specification includes a brief discussion of the recent development of plate printing machines, beginning with Neale's first British patent of 1853.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
date made
ca 1881
patent date
Neale, Robert
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
leather (parts material)
overall: 27.2 cm x 48.5 cm x 21.3 cm; 10 11/16 in x 19 1/8 in x 8 3/8 in
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accession number
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Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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