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Chicago press

Chicago press

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Description (Brief)
This lever press was made by John Sigwalt of Chicago in about 1910. The press has a length of 15 inches a height of 9.5 inches and a width of 6.5 inches; its chase measures 3.75 inches by 2.5 inches.
John Sigwalt (1836-1924) started his working life in the sewing machine business, then became a dealer in ticket stamps and seals. In 1899 he began producing small printing presses, copies of various popular models. His Chicago-produced copy of Dorman’s Baltimorean was on the market by 1910.
Donated by Elizabeth Harris, 1973.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Press, Printing
Date made
circa 1910
date made
ca 1910
maker
Sigwalt, John
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in x 13 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
1992.0016.01
catalog number
1992.0016.01
accession number
1992.0016
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Communications
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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