Patent Model for an Inking Apparatus for Color Printing

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an inking apparatus for color printing; the invention was granted patent number 79910. The press combines two forms on the bed of a press, one to be printed in a single color, and the other in bands of several colors. Double sheets were printed, rotated, and printed again.
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Object Name
patent model; apparatus, inking
date made
ca 1868
patent date
Hunt, Joshua
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 12.3 cm x 15.2 cm x 26 cm; 4 13/16 in x 6 in x 10 1/4 in
ID Number
accession number
patent number
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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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