Patent Model of a Hand Printing Press

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flat-bed printing press which was granted patent number 9923. This press is a toggle lever press in which the platen was forced down by bails. The model is incomplete.

Date Made: ca 1853Patent Date: 1853-08-09

Maker: Lewis, John

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.009923Patent Number: 009923Accession Number: 89797Catalog Number: GA*89797.009923

Object Name: patent model; press, printingObject Type: Patent ModelOther Terms: patent model; press, printing; press, flat-bed platen, Lewis

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17.8 cm x 13 cm x 17.8 cm; 7 in x 5 1/8 in x 7 in


Record Id: nmah_790058

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