Patent Model of a Hand Printing Press

Patent Model of a Hand Printing Press

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a flat-bed printing press which was granted patent number 9923. This press is a toggle lever press in which the platen was forced down by bails. The model is incomplete.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
patent model; press, printing
Object Type
Patent Model
Other Terms
patent model; press, printing; press, flat-bed platen, Lewis
date made
ca 1853
patent date
1853-08-09
maker
Lewis, John
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.8 cm x 13 cm x 17.8 cm; 7 in x 5 1/8 in x 7 in
ID Number
GA.89797.009923
patent number
009923
accession number
89797
catalog number
GA*89797.009923
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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