Patent model for sheet-gripper motions for flatbed cylinder presses

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for improvements in the action of gripper fingers on press cylinders; the invention was granted patent number 208359.

Description (Brief)

Nathan Babcock (1824-1902) set up a partnership in 1855 with Calvert B. Cottrell, initially manufacturing wool and cotton machinery, but he quickly turning to printing presses. He retired from the wool and cotton company in 1880, and established the Babcock Printing Press Manufactory in 1882. Model incomplete, all critical parts missing.

Date Made: ca 1878Patent Date: 1878-09-24

Maker: Babcock, Nathan

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.208359Accession Number: 089797Patent Number: 208359Catalog Number: GA*89797.208359

Object Name: apparatus, sheet gripper motionsObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 cm x 20 cm x 10.7 cm; 4 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 4 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_998904

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