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Goudy Albion Press, 1830



The Goudy Albion press was manufactured in England in the 1830s. The Albion style of press was invented by Richard Whittaker Cope of Hopkinson and Cope sometime around 1820. One of the Goudy Albion press's former owners was the type designer Frederic W. Goudy.


  • Creation: 1830

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers, but must be handled and used with the supervision of a curator.


15 square feet Item(s) (situated on a pallet) ; 5 x 3 feet


From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kevin Auer on June 18, 2001.


James Moran, "Printing Presses: History and Development from the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times," Berkeley, University of California Press, 1973.
Reynolds Stone, "The Albion Press: an essay first published in the Journal of the Printing Historical Society, no. 2, 1966, with supplements of 1967 and 1971," London: Printing Historical Society, 2005.

Physical Facet

style: hand press

Physical Facet

material: cast iron, steel, wood

Physical Facet

bed dimensions: 24.25 x 18.75 in.

Physical Facet

platen dimensions: 16 x 21 in.

Physical Facet

inside chase dimensions: 10.125 x 15.125 in.


Repository Details

Part of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Repository

Rochester NY 14623 US
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