Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for nippers for holding the paper on a platen jobbing press and then delivering it after printing; the invention was granted patent number 29554. Charles Wells and Henry Barth were owners of the Cincinnati Type Foundry, the company to which this patent was assigned. The patent represents improvements to the CTF Wells Jobber. Henry Barth was later famous for the Barth Type Caster.

Date Made: ca 1860Patent Date: 1860-08-07

Maker: Wells, CharlesBarth, Henry

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.22841Accession Number: 249602Patent Number: 029554Catalog Number: 22841GA*22841

Object Name: press, platen printingObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 19.2 cm x 29.7 cm x 20 cm; 7 9/16 in x 11 11/16 in x 7 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_998821

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