Patent Model of a Platen Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a platen printing press which was granted patent number 99101. The patent details a self-inking card-and-billhead treadle press on a simple clamshell principle.
Currently not on view
Object Name
press, platen printing
date made
ca 1870
patent date
Morgans, William T.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 24 cm x 24.8 cm x 20.5 cm; 9 7/16 in x 9 3/4 in x 8 1/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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