Swiftset Rotary Printing Press, model 8502

Description (Brief):

This children's tin-plate rotary press for rubber type, with original box and equipment, was made by the Superior Type Company in Chicago in the mid-20th century. The press has a height of 5 inches and a length of 15 inches and a width of 8 inches.

Description (Brief)

The Swiftset Rotary Printing Press, model No. 8502, is similar to other tin-plate presses recorded separately, the Ace and Cub presses, both sold by the Superior Marking Equipment Company.

Description (Brief)

Donated by Mrs. Marabeth S. Finn

Date Made: ca. 1940sDate Made: ca1940sca1950ca 1950

Maker: Superior Type CompanySuperior Type Company

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:

Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Marabeth S. Finn

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1998.0266.01Catalog Number: 1998.0266.01Accession Number: 1998.0266

Object Name: Press, printing

Physical Description: sheet steel (overall material)rubber (overall material)cardboard (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 8 in x 15 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm x 38.1 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-ee17-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_552828

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