Etching press

Description (Brief):

This copperplate press has an unknown maker of the late 19th century. The press has a bed of 40 inches long and 18 inches long; its cylinder diameter measures 7 inches.

Description (Brief)

The simple star-wheel press has handsome castellated or castle-like ornamention on the frame-tops. It was used for many years as a proofing press in the Division of Graphic Arts printing shop.

Description (Brief)

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

Date Made: late 19th century

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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: 1995.0214.004Catalog Number: 1995.0214.004Accession Number: 1995.0214

Object Name: Press, Printingpress, copperplateOther Terms: Press, Printing; Intaglio

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 79 in x 30 in x 6 in; 200.66 cm x 76.2 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1173685

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