Patent Model for a Rotary Perfecting Press

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for the first of a generation of fast web perfecting presses which was granted patent number 38200. On this press, unlike its successors, the paper was cut into sheets before being printed. According to Stephen D. Tucker’s History of R. Hoe & Company, the web cutting knife had been used years before on a Hoe press, but the concept had not been patented.

Date Made: ca 1863Patent Date: 1863-04-14

Maker: Bullock, William

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.11027Catalog Number: GA*11027Accession Number: 49064Patent Number: 038200Catalog Number: GA*49064.038200

Object Name: patent model; press, printingObject Type: Patent ModelOther Terms: patent model; press, printing; press, web perfecting, Bullock

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 1/2 in x 10 in x 20 in; 24.13 cm x 25.4 cm x 50.8 cm


Record Id: nmah_790063

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