Kelsey Excelsior Mercury 3x5 press

Kelsey Excelsior Mercury 3x5 press

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Description (Brief)
This self-inking lever press was made by the Kelsey Press Company of Meriden, Connecticut in about 1970. The press has a height of 14 inches a width of 9 inches and a length of 17 inches; its chase measures 3 inches by 5 inches.
This press was acquired from the manufacturer in about 1973 by the Museum Docents for public demonstration on a hand cart.
Transferred from the Museum Docents Program, 1995.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Press, printing
press, printing
Date made
about 1970
circa 1970
date made
ca 1970
Kelsey Press Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
steel (overall material)
overall: 13 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 41.91 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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