Daisy press

Daisy press

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Description (Brief)
This rail press with its original wooden box and printing outfit, by an unknown maker, dates to about 1885. The press has a height of 4 inches a width of 3.5 inches and a length of 9 inches; its chase measures 1.5 inches by 2.75 inches.
The Daisy press, the Bonanza, and the Favorite were probably made by the Ives, Blakeslee company of New York (later Ives Blakeslee Williams). The company dealt in novelties and was the principal distributing—and perhaps manufacturing—company for rail presses at the end of the nineteenth century. Their line included the Boss, the Favorite, the Daisy, the Leader, and other very similar rail presses.
Donated by Penny Speckter, 1988.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Object Name
press, printing
date made
ca 1885
Ives, Blakeslee & Co.
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 4 in x 3 1/2 in x 9 in; 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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