P16510: Reconstruction of a Wooden Common Press
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Problem Definition

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Background

In the period from the mid-14th to late-18th centuries, the design of the common press changed in only small increments at any time. Press design differed markedly between continental Europe and England and her colonies, mostly in the mechanism of the spindle and hose of the press. Based on available information and surviving presses, the team has chosen to reconstruct a press representative of an English press built in the period from 1640 to 1750.

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Team Vision for Problem Definition Phase

Plans

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Project Summary

The Cary Graphic Arts collection maintains a collection on the history of printing, including a full pressroom with 18 historic presses. Few original wooden common presses still exist. In order to better present the history of printing, the Cary Collection is seeking to have a reconstruction of a wooden press made.The goals of this project are to design a wooden press based upon historical research, to build a press in accordance with this design, and to publish a paper documenting the design and construction processes. The final press must be consistent with original common presses and maintain historical accuracy. This press will function as an original press and be used for instruction at the Cary Collection.

Benjamin Franklin Press, Smithsonian Institution

Benjamin Franklin Press, Smithsonian Institution

Use Cases

Use case for demonstrating the operation of a press

Use case for demonstrating the operation of a press

Addition use cases:

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Project Goals and Key Deliverables

Customer Requirements

Customer requirements

Customer requirements

Engineering Requirements

Engineering requirements

Engineering requirements

House of Quality

House of quality customer requirements coverage

House of quality customer requirements coverage

Benchmarking

Benchmarking

Benchmarking

Constraints

Risk Register

Risk register

Risk register

Plans for Next Phase

Project plan

Project plan


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