Origin of platen
Examples from the Web for platen
Historical Examples of platen
The lower side of the platen was covered with a soft "packing" or "blanket" of cloth.
In others, the platen was hinged to the bed, but in all of them the mechanism was complicated.
The idea of replacing the platen by a cylinder was not a new one.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
The platen had a spiral groove on its surface, like the disk.Edison, His Life and Inventions
Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
With platen presses the first pressing may be done by screws, but the final pressing should be accomplished by hydraulic presses.
Word Origin for platen
1540s, from Middle French plateine, from Old French platine "flat piece, metal plate" (13c.), perhaps altered (by influence of plat "flat") from patene, from Latin patena "pan."