Information Technology and Communications, Div. of (NMAH, SI)
GSS Printing Equipment Company
6.5 cu. ft. : 6 boxes, 4 oversize folders
In 1890 jewelers and tinkerers Alfred and Charles G. Harris developed a new printing press with an automatic feeder. Their first press was a revolutionary breakthrough, delivering ten times what a pressman could feed by hand. The Harris Automatic Press Company was responsible for many printing innovations during the early 1900s including the first commercially successful offset lithographic press and the first two-color offset press. The company became one of the world's largest and most successful manufacturers of printing equipment.
The collection contains photographs and photograph albums of the presses, the factory and employees; a scrapbook; trade literature and catalogs; newsletters; blueprints of the presses; and a written history of the company.
Harris Automatic Press Company Records, 1900-1939, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Printing machinery and supplies
1991.0312 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves