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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
 

Franklin Press
about 1720

Common press
This English common press allegedly was used by Benjamin Franklin in John Watt's shop in London in 1726. An American named John B. Murray acquired the press in 1841 and shipped it to the United States. It was shown at the Patent Office, the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, and the Smithsonian's U.S. National Museum before being sold to the Smithsonian in 1901.

Notes
78" high
Benjamin Franklin, born January17 [Jan. 6, Old Style], 1706, Boston, MA; died April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA
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