Patent Model of a Plate Printing Press

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for an intaglio system that was designed to speed the operation of copperplate wiping, using an ordinary platen lever press. After paper was pressed against the face of the engraved plate, ink was piped from a reservoir to spaces under the plate and then forced up through holes in the plate into the engraved lines. Here the ink made contact with the paper. Unused ink was then sucked back out of the lines, leaving the plate clean as the platen was lifted again for the next sheet. The invention was granted patent number 30495.

Date Made: ca 1860Patent Date: 1860-10-23

Maker: Oakes, W. H.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.030495Accession Number: 89797Patent Number: 030495Catalog Number: GA*89797.030495

Object Name: patent model; press, printingPlateplate relief etchingObject Type: platePatent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 27.5 cm x 20.3 cm x 23 cm; 10 13/16 in x 8 in x 9 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_766716

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