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Printing presses -- History

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Acorn Handpress, 1825

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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...
Dates: 1825

Challenge Proof Press, 1945

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Overview

The Challenge Proof Press was manufactured by the Challenge Machinery Company around 1945. This company was making proof presses as early as 1893.

Dates: 1945

Craftsmen Imperial Tabletop Press, 1950

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Overview

The Craftsmen Imperial Tabletop Press was produced around 1950 by the Craftsmen Machinery Company. This company produced presses very similar to those made during the small-press era of the 1800s. The Imperial was a tabletop model.

Dates: 1950

Curtis & Mitchell Columbian No. 2 Tabletop Platen Press

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Overview

The Curtis & Mitchell Columbian No. 2 Tabletop Platen Press was produced between 1878 and the 1890s. The name Columbian was used for a variety of press styles, but the Curtis & Mitchell model was a jobbing platen press.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1850 - 2018

Daughaday Model 1 Improved Tabletop Platen Press, 1874

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Overview

The Daughaday Model 1 Improved Tabletop Platen Press was manufactured around 1874. In the mid-1800s, small platen presses manufactured for the use of amateur printers gained popularity. The Model style of press went in a different direction encouraging amateurs to enter the commercial world with a larger press. The Model was available in seven size variants, four hand-operated and three treadle-operated. The no. 1 is a tabletop model.

Dates: 1874

Daughaday Model Job Press No. 3, 1880

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Overview

Daughaday manufactured jobbing platen presses from 1874 to 1900. Around this time, small platen presses manufactured for the use of amateur printers gained popularity. The Model style of press went in a different direction encouraging amateurs to enter the commercial world with a larger press. The Model was available in seven size variants, four hand-operated and three treadle-operated. The no. 3 is a freestanding model suitable for small booklet and flyer work.

Dates: 1880

Golding Tabletop Platen Press

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Overview

The Golding Tabletop Platen Press...

Dates: Majority of material found within 1850 - 2018

Graphic Communications Through the Ages: Kimberly-Clark paintings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: CSC-0018
Overview

The collection consists of 24 paintings illustrating the history methods for illustrating the written word developed between 950 B.C. and the early twentieth century.

Dates: 1966-1971

Höhner Tabletop Press, 1950

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Overview

The Höhner Tabletop Press was made by the German company Höhner Maschinenfabrik. They made small presses which bore various names depending on the country in which they were being distributed. Their presses were close copies of Golding presses.

Dates: 1950

Ideal No. 3 Press, 1880

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Overview

The Ideal No. 3 Press was manufactured in the 1880s.

Dates: 1880