Hoe large cylinder press No. 82

Description (Brief):

This large cylinder single-revolution flatbed press, No. 82, was made by R. Hoe & Company of New York in about 1879; it bed dimensions are 19 inches by 25 inches.

Description (Brief)

The first flatbed cylinder presses seen in the United States were English Napiers, imported in the 1820s. Robert Hoe copied a Napier in 1829 and produced a large cylinder press of his own design in 1830. Originally his press was to be manpowered, but a few years later it was converted to steam. The Single Large Cylinder proved to be the Hoe Company’s longest-lasting press.

Description (Brief)

The drum cylinder press was advertised for fine book and newspaper work. But cylinder presses had a reputation for breaking the brittle stereotype plates used in the publishing trade. So, until electrotyping was introduced in the mid-century, publishers preferred to protect their valuable stereotypes with the slower, safer, Adams bed-and-platen machine, and the cylinder press was left with job and newspaper work.

Description (Brief)

This model would print better than 1,000 impressions an hour. It cost about $1,500 in 1879, when it was purchased new by the Washington printers Judd & Detweiler.

Description (Brief)

Donated by Judd & Detweiler, 1968.

Description (Brief)

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

Date Made: 1879

Maker: R. Hoe & Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

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.22944Accession Number: 281773Catalog Number: GA*22944

Object Name: Press, printingOther Terms: Press, printing; Printing; Relief; Flatbed Cylinder

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 ft x 5 ft x 10 ft; 1.8288 m x 1.524 m x 3.048 m

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-cb93-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1219989

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