Clamshell jobber

Clamshell jobber

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Description (Brief)
This platen jobber with simple clamshell mechanism, has an unknown maker and dates from about 1880; its chase measures 6.5 inches by 10 inches.
Simple clamshell jobbers like this one were distributed by dealers, often without a maker name or with a name customized for the distributor. This press is similar to a press distributed by Damon & Peets of New York as the “Favorite.”
Donated by Frederick J. Schmidt in the name of Joachim P. E. Schmidt, 1973.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Press, Printing
Date made
circa 1880
date made
ca 1880
place made
United States
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 48 in x 30 in x 34 in; 121.92 cm x 76.2 cm x 86.36 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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