Chicago press

Description (Brief):

This lever press was made by John Sigwalt of Chicago in about 1910. The press has a length of 15 inches a height of 9.5 inches and a width of 6.5 inches; its chase measures 3.75 inches by 2.5 inches.

Description (Brief)

John Sigwalt (1836-1924) started his working life in the sewing machine business, then became a dealer in ticket stamps and seals. In 1899 he began producing small printing presses, copies of various popular models. His Chicago-produced copy of Dorman’s Baltimorean was on the market by 1910.

Description (Brief)

Donated by Elizabeth Harris, 1973.

Description (Brief)

Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.

Date Made: circa 1910Date Made: ca 1910

Maker: Sigwalt, John

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Chicago

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Communications, Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1992.0016.01Catalog Number: 1992.0016.01Accession Number: 1992.0016

Object Name: Press, Printing

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in x 13 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm x 33.02 cm


Record Id: nmah_1030388

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