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Patent Model of a Hand Printing Press for Amateur Printers

This patent model demonstrates an invention for a hand-operated portable printing press was which granted patent number 79751. The press consisted of a box, the lid being the platen, operated by a hand lever. Built-in grippers released the paper when the lid was lifted. The model is accompanied by a card bearing the inscription "Little Giant Hand Printing Press."...

c. 1868
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