Stansbury Press, 1867-1885

Summary

Invented by Abraham O. Stansbury in 1821, this press included an innovative "torsion toggle." When the press bar was turned, three inclined rods straightened, exerting pressure on the platen to make a print impression. The spring-loaded platen returned to its starting position once the print was made.

Invented by Abraham O. Stansbury in 1821, this press included an innovative "torsion toggle." When the press bar was turned, three inclined rods straightened, exerting pressure on the platen to make a print impression. The spring-loaded platen returned to its starting position once the print was made.

Artifact

Printing press

Date Made

1867-1885

Creators

Stansbury, Abraham Ogier, 1776-1829 

R. Hoe & Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Made by R. Hoe & Comapny in New York, New York. Patented by Abraham Ogier Stansbury.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.3.2429

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cast Iron

Dimensions

Height: 65 in

Width: 33.5 in

Depth: 41 in

Inscriptions

center of front head: 11

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