D-Cylinder etching press

D-Cylinder etching press

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Description (Brief)
This copperplate press was made by M. M. Kelton’s Son in about 1900. The press has a bed of 34 inches long by 12 inches wide; its cylinder diameter is 6 inches.
The short cutaway bed on this press is wired for heating. The press bears the Bureau of Printing and Engraving property tag number 538. The Kelton name is cast in the frame.
Transferred from the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, 1963.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Press, printing
Date made
circa 1900
date made
ca 1900
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 34 in x 12 in x 6 in; 86.36 cm x 30.48 cm x 15.24 cm
overall: 52 in x 41 in x 39 in; 132.08 cm x 104.14 cm x 99.06 cm
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accession 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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