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
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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Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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