Gammeter Multigraph printing machine

Gammeter Multigraph printing machine

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Description (Brief)
This Gammeter Multigraph No. 4, with a separate bank of type, was made by The American Multigraph Company in about 1908. The Multigraph (with table) has a height of 47 inches a width of 29 inches and a depth of 19 inches; its type bank has a height of 11.5 inches a width of 19 inches and a depth of 10 inches.
The Multigraph was an office printing machine invented in 1902 by H. C. Gammeter, a typewriter salesman. The machine printed either from short type with a specially shaped body, which slid into slots on the printing drum, or from curved plates. The impression was made with printing ink or, for a better facsimile of typewriting, through a ribbon.
Donated by Richard Stevans, 1971.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
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Object Name
Machine, Printing Press
machine, printing, multigraph
press, printing
Gammeter Multigraph printing machine
printing machine
Other Terms
Machine, Printing Press; Office Machine
Date made
date made
ca 1908
American Multigraph Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 47 in x 29 in x 19 in; 119.38 cm x 73.66 cm x 48.26 cm
overall: 47 in x 29 in x 19 in; 119.38 cm x 73.66 cm x 48.26 cm
overall: 47 in x 29 in x 19 in; 119.38 cm x 73.66 cm x 48.26 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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