Bobst Rotary Cylinder Press

Press, Embossing

Accession Number: 2006.19.4

Description: Heavy, green-enameled steel, open frame embossing press; feeds from a large roll of paper at bottom left, paper tension adjustable with brake controlled by rack/pinion gear & lever; hand wheel on front shafted to drive wheel, electric drive motor and belt missing; paper feeds through double embossing cylinders protected by a hinged sheet metal cover, marked in red marker "Mr. Swiss"; marked in black marker on roller cover, "Doris/Deborah/Elizabeth"; output from cylinders directed under flared bright aluminum sheet with cutouts for two felted rollers to cutter bar; bent irregular wires under the cutter drop the embossed and cut sheets into an adjustable width cardboard lined output tray; a counter, labeled "PRIMOR" on the output tray guides; red vinyl covered board swivels to open and close the side of the output tray; arm rests with green pads on both sides of the press; steel transmission lever on left.

Height: 51

Width: 55

Depth: 40

Date Made: ca. 1936

Place of Origin: Lausanne, Switzerland

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection

Subjects: Braille Printing presses Printing industry

Made: J. Bobst & Son

Material: Steel, paper, felt, vinyl, aluminum

Updated: 01/26/2018