Patent Model of a Lithographic Rotary Printing Press

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a lithographic rotary printing press which was granted patent number 116335. The patent details a small press with a stone cylinder that was removable for wetting and inking. The stone was taken out and rolled across the ink and wetting slabs, then replaced for printing. The pressure roller below was hung on adjustable bearings. From 1868 Maurice took out several patents for rotary and flatbed lithographic printing. He advertised this and his other presses as "Autographic Cylinders for Offices.”

Date Made: ca 1871Patent Date: 1871-06-27

Maker: Maurice, Charles C.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.116335Accession Number: 089797Patent Number: 116335Catalog Number: GA*89797.116335

Object Name: press, lithographic rotary printingObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11.7 cm x 7.8 cm x 12.5 cm; 4 5/8 in x 3 1/16 in x 4 15/16 in


Record Id: nmah_998847

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