This platen jobber with simple clamshell mechanism, has an unknown maker and dates from about 1880; its chase measures 6.5 inches by 10 inches.
Simple clamshell jobbers like this one were distributed by dealers, often without a maker name or with a name customized for the distributor. This press is similar to a press distributed by Damon & Peets of New York as the “Favorite.”
Donated by Frederick J. Schmidt in the name of Joachim P. E. Schmidt, 1973.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
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