Challenge proof press

Challenge proof press

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Description (Brief)
This bench-top roller proof press (no stand) was made about 1900. The press has a width of 10.5 inches and a length of 30 inches; its cylinder diameter is 9 inches; its bed measures 10 inches by 31 inches. It sports cast letters reading “Challenge,” for the Challenge Machinery Company, on the end of the bed.
Donated by Edward Alfriend, 1986.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Currently not on view
Object Name
press, printing
Other Terms
date made
ca 1900
Challenge Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 5 in x 10 1/2 in x 30 in; 12.7 cm x 26.67 cm x 76.2 cm
base: 2 in x 10 in x 31 in; 5.08 cm x 25.4 cm x 78.74 cm
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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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