Patent Model for Bed-and-Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a double bed-and-platen power press with a frisket at each end and is considered an unnumbered patent. The bed was raised by toggles beneath against the fixed platen. This patent provided the basis for the single-ended Adams Power Press, a well-loved iron machine later produced by R. Hoe & Co. In the 1870s it was still considered to produce finer letterpress work than any other machine on the market. It was pre-eminently a book press. Isaac Adams (1803-1883), with no schooling but ample inventive genius, introduced his power press at the age of 25 and derived his living from its success.

Date Made: 1830ca 1830Patent Date: 1830-10-04

Maker: Adams, Isaac

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Exhibition: Inventing in America

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.11024Accession Number: 48865Catalog Number: GA*11024GA.11024Patent Number: 6178X

Object Name: patent model; press, printingObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 24.6 cm x 53.5 cm x 19.5 cm; 9 11/16 in x 21 1/16 in x 7 11/16 inoverall: 24.6 cm x 62 cm x 19.5 cm; 9 11/16 in x 24 13/32 in x 7 11/16 in


Record Id: nmah_882219

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