Patent Model of a Flatbed Cylinder Printing Press for Cards and Tickets

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flatbed press which was granted patent number 146792. The patent details a press for printing and numbering tickets. A double strip of card stock was fed through the press. At the first pass, text was printed on one half of the sheet and the numbers on the other. The sheet was turned end-to-end and put through a second time to complete the tickets.
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Object Name
press, flatbed cylinder printing
date made
ca 1874
patent date
Watson, John
Jones, Albert
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 28 cm x 31 cm x 35 cm; 11 in x 12 3/16 in x 13 3/4 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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