Patent Model of a Chromatic Web Press

Patent Model of a Chromatic Web Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a chromatic web press for printing a narrow strip of paper, such as a strip of tickets, with several colors successively. The invention was granted patent number 225501. The long type form, suspended above the platen, was inked from a divided fountain. The paper moved intermittently down the length of the form and received each color in turn.
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Object Name
press, chromatic printing
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1880
patent date
Wright, George M.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
overall: 22.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 25.6 cm; 8 7/8 in x 12 in x 10 1/16 in
ID Number
accession number
patent 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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