This press was made by the Cincinnati Type Foundry in about 1860. The press has a height of 68.5 inches a length of 78.5 inches and a width, at cheeks, of 38 inches; its platen measures 26 inches by 42 inches. There is a large painted white “F” on both the head and the platen.
The press sports an oval ornament with an eagle and banners, on the front of the frame, similar to that on the Taylor press. The back includes an eagle with cornucopias.
Donated by Wayne Opdyke, 1978.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
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