Patent model for sheet-gripper motions for flatbed cylinder presses

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for improvements in the action of gripper fingers on press cylinders; the invention was granted patent number 208359.
Nathan Babcock (1824-1902) set up a partnership in 1855 with Calvert B. Cottrell, initially manufacturing wool and cotton machinery, but he quickly turning to printing presses. He retired from the wool and cotton company in 1880, and established the Babcock Printing Press Manufactory in 1882. Model incomplete, all critical parts missing.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1878
patent date
1878-09-24
maker
Babcock, Nathan
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 cm x 20 cm x 10.7 cm; 4 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 4 3/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.208359
accession number
089797
patent number
208359
catalog number
GA*89797.208359
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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