Hydraulic Press

Hydraulic Press

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Description
This is an example of the “improved” hydraulic press that, when new, cost a whopping $40. The "E. S. RITCHIE & SONS / BOSTON" inscription indicates a date in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Ref: E. S. Ritchie & Sons, Ritchie’s Catalogue of Physical Instruments (Boston, 1878), p. 20.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hydraulic press
maker
E. S. Ritchie & Sons
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Measurements
overall: 35.9 cm x 43.8 cm x 15 cm; 14 1/8 in x 17 1/4 in x 5 29/32 in
overall: 14 1/8 in x 6 in x 18 1/8 in; 35.8775 cm x 15.24 cm x 46.0375 cm
ID Number
1992.0084.01
accession number
1992.0084
catalog number
1992.0084.01
Credit Line
Gift of Jay A. Lewis
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National Museum of American History
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