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Joe Anderer operates a "Transfer Press", undated

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Summary:Siderographer, Joe Anderer, member of the Washington Local, operates a "Transfer Press" to make a 1/2 inch intaglio printing plate for a seal/label at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Washington, DC, date unknown. Transfer Press is an American Bank note large design, which adds an additional image of an engraving from a steel roll mounted to a mandrel. The mandrel is held between two "points" or the "nocker" guide. When the "roll" is in the correct position, hands and foot pedals are used the apply pressure. Then using the large wheel on the far side of the press, the roll is moved back and fourth until the engraved subject is reproduced. The 1/4 inch steel plate is soft and highly polished, weighing up to 60 pounds.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Temporal subject: 1901-2000
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects: United States. Bureau of Engraving and Printing
International Association of Siderographers
American Federation of Labor
ArchivesUM location:Labor in America
  • series Photographs 1919-1949 and undated
  • box 1
  • accession 93-85
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:American Bank Note Company
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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