Patent Model for a Flatbed Cylinder Press

Patent Model for a Flatbed Cylinder Press

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a press with a stationary bed which was granted patent number 15740. The cylinder followed an endless rack that lifted it for the return trip over the bed. This patent covered the Newbury Country Press, a small hand-powered printing machine that was popular with country newspaper shops in the 1860s.
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Object Name
press, printing
patent model
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1856
patent date
Newbury, Alonzo
Newbury, Boliver
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 15.3 cm x 18.7 cm x 26.5 cm; 6 in x 7 3/8 in x 10 7/16 in
ID Number
accession number
patent number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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