- Description (Brief)
- This aluminum press came disassembled and packed in a small suitcase. Its maker is unknown, but was made about 1940. The press platen measures 5 inches by 8 inches.
- The press was cast in moulds for the Kelsey Excelsior, but was not cast by the Kelsey Company itself. It was made for clandestine military use in World War II, and came to the Museum under the name “Spy press.”
- Donated by Richard N. Weltz, 1979.
- Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Press, Printing
- Date made
- circa 1940
- date made
- ca 1940
- place made
- United States
- Physical Description
- aluminum (overall material)
- overall: 5 in x 8 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm
- container: 6 in x 15 in x 22 in; 15.24 cm x 38.1 cm x 55.88 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- See more items in
- Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
- Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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