- 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
- 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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