Golding "Official" No. 3 press

Description (Brief):

This self-inking lever press was made by William Golding of Boston between 1873 and 1900. Traces of its gold decal decoration remain. The press has a height of 29.5 inches a width of 16 inches and a depth of 16 inches; its chase measures 5 inches by 7.5 inches.

Description (Brief)

The Official series of presses included little hand-inking presses with 2 inch by 3 inch platens up to full-size jobbers. This model, the Official No. 3, was one of the most popular, and was copied over the years by other manufacturers. (See also Golding’s Official No. 6, a full-size platen jobber described elsewhere.)

Description (Brief)

Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Howard K. Ammerman, 1991.

Description (Brief)

Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.

Date Made: between 1873 and 1900ca 1873 - 1900

Maker: Golding Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

See more items in: Work and Industry: Graphic Arts, Communications, Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0379.1Catalog Number: 1991.0379.1Accession Number: 1991.0379

Object Name: Press, printing

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 29 29/32 in x 16 in x 16 in; 75.946 cm x 40.64 cm x 40.64 cm


Record Id: nmah_1186360

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