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Transfer Press

Description:

Metal frame painted green. Two light sockets with bulbs and switch attached to frame. Large turning wheel attached to side of machine.

This transfer press was purchased in 1890 by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The average time required to transfer one postage stamp plate was twenty hours. It was also capable of applying pressure up to fifteen tons.

Date:
1890
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 78 x 45 x 108 in. (198.12 x 114.3 x 274.32 cm)
Museum ID:
0.226540.2
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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