Etching press

Etching press

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Description (Brief)
This copperplate press has an unknown maker of the late 19th century. The press has a bed of 40 inches long and 18 inches long; its cylinder diameter measures 7 inches.
The simple star-wheel press has handsome castellated or castle-like ornamention on the frame-tops. It was used for many years as a proofing press in the Division of Graphic Arts printing shop.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Press, Printing
press, copperplate
Other Terms
Press, Printing; Intaglio
Date made
late 19th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
average spatial: 79 in x 30 in x 6 in; 200.66 cm x 76.2 cm x 15.24 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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