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Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a platen jobbing press with stationary vertical type bed below a flat ink distributing surface in the same plane as the type. The lower part of the ink table shifted sideways, for better distribution. The invention was granted patent number 86064.
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1869
patent date
Forbush, Walter H.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 32.3 cm x 37.8 cm x 27 cm; 12 11/16 in x 14 7/8 in x 10 5/8 in
ID Number
patent number
accession number
catalog number
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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