Uncle Sam Card

Uncle Sam Card

Briar Press

Uncle Sam Card

The Uncle Sam press was invented in the late 1870s by William C. Evans of Philadelphia. (For more information, see the larger Uncle Sam.) The double-lever Uncle Sam pictured is strikingly similar to its larger counterpart, the Uncle Sam with 4 1/2″ x 7 3/8″ chase; aside from its size, the smaller Card press most noticeably differs in the curves of its lever arms. Into both of these arms is cast the patent date, November 2, 1875. Cast below the lever arms on both sides is the name “Uncle Sam Card Press,” and cast into each shoulder of the bed is the following: “W.C. Evans Inventor M’F’R Phila. Pa.”

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