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Antique Cast Iron Book Press / Copy Press | Briar Press | A letterpress community
Antique Cast Iron Book Press available. Has original finish; red paint with decorative gold and silver stenciling. Marked “P”, “JC Parker, Washington DC” and some other very faint lettering. Has mounts to be secured onto work table. Moves smooth and freely, clamps tight. In very good condition with age appropriate patina and wear to the surface.
A truly impressive find, this large, solid oak book press dates to the 1920s. This model, known as a screw press for its large, wood screw apparatus, would have been used to tightly squeeze books during the binding process. Unique in its beautiful decoration, complete with carved pediment and molding.