Patent Model for a Paper-Feeding Apparatus for Hand Presses

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an automatic sheet feeder for hand presses which was granted patent number 12634. It was assumed that the platen would be fitted with tympan blankets, and the press supplied with an inking machine. The model, on a Washington-style press frame, is missing the feed apparatus itself as well as the inking rollers and press toggles.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model
date made
ca 1855
patent date
Mathers, Ebenezer
Siegfried, William D.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 26 cm x 13.5 cm x 26 cm; 10 1/4 in x 5 5/16 in x 10 1/4 in
ID Number
accession number
patent number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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