Clamshell jobber

Description (Brief):

This platen jobber with simple clamshell mechanism, has an unknown maker and dates from about 1880; its chase measures 6.5 inches by 10 inches.

Description (Brief)

Simple clamshell jobbers like this one were distributed by dealers, often without a maker name or with a name customized for the distributor. This press is similar to a press distributed by Damon & Peets of New York as the “Favorite.”

Description (Brief)

Donated by Frederick J. Schmidt in the name of Joachim P. E. Schmidt, 1973.

Description (Brief)

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

Date Made: circa 1880Date Made: ca 1880

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: GA.23753Accession Number: 305068Catalog Number: GA*23753

Object Name: Press, Printing

Physical Description: iron (overall material)steel (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 48 in x 30 in x 34 in; 121.92 cm x 76.2 cm x 86.36 cm


Record Id: nmah_1213060

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