Gutenberg Press, miniature

Gutenberg Press, miniature

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Description (Brief)
Miniature wooden model of hypothetical press, late 19th century.
Height 12
There is no direct record of Gutenberg’s press. This simple
model is based on a popular nineteenth-century image. It has a
massive wooden screw like a paper press, but no provision for
moving the type smoothly into position, adjusting the impression,
or holding the platen steady in its descent.
Deposited by Department of the Interior, 1906
Currently not on view
Object Name
Model; Press, printing
Date made
late 19th century
place made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
overall: 12 in x 7 in x 10 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 17.78 cm x 26.67 cm
overall: 12 in x 10 1/4 in x 6 5/8 in; 30.48 cm x 26.035 cm x 16.8275 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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