Washington press, Cincinnati Type Foundry

Washington press, Cincinnati Type Foundry

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Description (Brief)
This press was made by the Cincinnati Type Foundry in about 1860. The press has a height of 68.5 inches a length of 78.5 inches and a width, at cheeks, of 38 inches; its platen measures 26 inches by 42 inches. There is a large painted white “F” on both the head and the platen.
The press sports an oval ornament with an eagle and banners, on the front of the frame, similar to that on the Taylor press. The back includes an eagle with cornucopias.
Donated by Wayne Opdyke, 1978.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
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Object Name
press, printing
date made
ca 1860
Cincinnati Type Foundry
place made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 68 1/2 in x 78 1/2 in x 38 in; 173.99 cm x 199.39 cm x 96.52 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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