Model No. 1

Model No. 1

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Description (Brief)
Hand-inking lever press, made by William Clark and Joshua Daughaday, Philadelphia, 1876.
The Model press was invented and patented in 1874 by William Clark, Philadelphia, who went into business for its production with Joshau Daughaday, a publisher. The press was intended for tradesmen and amateurs (including children), two groups outside the ordinary printing trade. It came in a range of sizes and models, from hand-inking card presses to full-sized job presses, and was produced well into the twentieth century.
Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Gilder, 1996
Currently not on view
Object Name
Press, printing
press, printing
Date made
Daughaday, William
Clark, William
Clark, William
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
overall: 32 in x 17 in x 23 1/2 in; 81.28 cm x 43.18 cm x 59.69 cm
overall: 23 1/2 in x 30 in x 14 1/2 in; 59.69 cm x 76.2 cm x 36.83 cm
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National Museum of American History
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