Swiftset Rotary Printing Press, model 8502

Swiftset Rotary Printing Press, model 8502

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Description (Brief)
This children's tin-plate rotary press for rubber type, with original box and equipment, was made by the Superior Type Company in Chicago in the mid-20th century. The press has a height of 5 inches and a length of 15 inches and a width of 8 inches.
The Swiftset Rotary Printing Press, model No. 8502, is similar to other tin-plate presses recorded separately, the Ace and Cub presses, both sold by the Superior Marking Equipment Company.
Donated by Mrs. Marabeth S. Finn
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Object Name
Press, printing
Date made
ca. 1940s
date made
ca 1950
Superior Type Company
Superior Type Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
sheet steel (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 5 in x 8 in x 15 in; 12.7 cm x 20.32 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Marabeth S. Finn
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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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