Brochure for Cooley's Cabinet Printing Office, dated July, 1862

Like other portable presses sold at this time, J. G. Cooley's New York Cabinet Press was sold with accompanying equipment in more than one size. This 1862 advertisement for the Cooley press calls for its use by small country printers, merchants, druggists, grocers, bankers, and the army and navy &c.
The advertisement states: Gen. McClellan, upon the recommendation of Capt. Irwin, of his staff, who was detailed especially to examine it, ordered two complete offices for his head-quarters, Col. Ferris, of the Conn. Fifth, has one; Col. Mix, of the New York Cavalry, has one; Gen. Burnside has one; Gen. Porter, one; Rev. G. D. Crocker, Chaplain of Ira Harris Bridgade, has one; Capt. Tallmadge has one at Fortress Monroe . . . .
No known examples of this press still exist.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
date made
ca 1862
Cooley, J. G.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 21 cm x 14 cm; 8 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Cultures & Communities
Civil War
Civil War Field Printing
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Civil War Field Printing
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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