- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Press, Printing
- Date made
- circa 1910
- date made
- ca 1910
- Sigwalt, John
- place made
- United States: Illinois, Chicago
- Physical Description
- metal (overall material)
- overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in x 13 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm x 33.02 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
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- Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
- Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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