Stanhope press, miniature

Description (Brief):

This wooden model of a Stanhope press was manufactured in the late 19th century; it has a height of 11 inches, a width of 7.5 inches, and a length of 11 inches.

Description (Brief)

The Stanhope was invented in England by Charles Earl Stanhope in about 1800. It was a screw press with a stout iron frame. The leverage of the screw was compounded by a system of levers. Very heavy and very powerful, the press was welcomed both in Great Britain and in Europe as a successor to the old wooden presses. Stanhope presses were even imported into the United States, though rarely, before the American iron presses of the 1820s made their appearance.

Description (Brief)

This is a much-simplified model made by the U.S. Patent Office for their own reference purposes.

Description (Brief)

Transferred by Department of the Interior, 1906.

Description (Brief)

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

Date Made: late 19th century

Maker: U.S. Patent OfficeU.S. Patent Office

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Communications, Work, Industry & Manufacturing, Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.11014Catalog Number: GA*11014Accession Number: 1906.46812

Object Name: Model; Press, printingOther Terms: Print; Model; Press, printing; Press, Hand, Stanhope

Physical Description: iron (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 7 1/2 in x 11 in; 27.94 cm x 19.05 cm x 27.94 cm


Record Id: nmah_790074

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