Cincinnati Type Foundry
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Overview The Acorn Handpress was manufactured by the Cincinnati Type Foundry in 1825. As Cincinnati Type Foundry was founded in the early 1820s, this Acorn press is one of their earlier pieces. Unlike other iron hand presses that sought to imitate the wooden common presses that came before them, the Acorn press is a squat press shaped somewhat like an acorn, thus the name. The design was created by Abraham O. Stansbury in New York, who was issued a patent for the design in 1821. Acorn presses are...