Printing press and sheet-fed apparatus

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a press for printing material such as envelopes, and the pneumatic apparatus for feeding sheets to the press. The two patents, numbers 303550 and 386440, are demonstrated on a single model. Despite the dates of the patents, both applications were made on 10 July 1880. They were granted after unusually long delays.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model: press, printing
Sheet Feed Apparatus
date made
ca 1884
ca 1888
patent date
1884-08-12
1888-07-17
maker
Swift, Henry D.
Swift, D. Wheeler
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 32.7 cm x 30.5 cm x 28 cm; 12 7/8 in x 12 in x 11 in
ID Number
GA*89797.303550
patent number
GA*303550
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.303550
386440
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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