Daisy press

Daisy press

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Description (Brief)
This rail press, on a Museum-made base, has an unknown maker; it dates from 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 press like other Daisys, the Bonanza, and the Favorite were probably all made by Ives, Blakeslee 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 presses called the Boss, the Favorite, the Daisy, the Leader, and other very similar rail presses.
Donated by William Miner, 1976.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Currently not on view
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
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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