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Description (Brief)
This rail press was sold by Ives Blakeslee of New York in about 1885. Its original box, with an advertizing label on the end, includes type and accessories. It is marked “IB.” The press has a height of 6 inches a width of 4 inches and a length of 11.5 inches; its chase measures 2 inches by 3.5 inches.
Donated by Penny Speckter, 1988.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Object Name
Press, Favorite
press, printing
date made
ca 1885
Ives, Blakeslee & Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
cast-iron (overall material)
steel (overall material)
overall: 11 1/2 in x 4 in x 4 3/4 in; 29.21 cm x 10.16 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Printing at Home
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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