Gordon Oscillating Press, circa 1864

Summary

Large cylinder presses were typically used to print newspapers. A curved printing plate attached to the drum rolled over the flat paper surface, leaving an impression behind. Designed for higher capacity than smaller platen hand presses, cylinder and rotary presses produced thousands of copies per hour. This particular press was used to print the Constantine Advertiser Record in Michigan.

Large cylinder presses were typically used to print newspapers. A curved printing plate attached to the drum rolled over the flat paper surface, leaving an impression behind. Designed for higher capacity than smaller platen hand presses, cylinder and rotary presses produced thousands of copies per hour. This particular press was used to print the Constantine Advertiser Record in Michigan.

Artifact

Printing press

Date Made

circa 1864

Creators

Gordon, George P. 

Place of Creation

United States, Rhode Island 

Creator Notes

Made by George P. Gordon in Rhode Island.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

29.724.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cast iron

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