Baltimorean No. 10 press

Baltimorean No. 10 press

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Description (Brief)
This self-inking lever press was made by J. F. W. Dorman of Baltimore in about 1880. The words “Baltimorean No. 10” are stenciled on the platen back; its single inking roller is missing. The press is black with painted gold decoration. It has a height of 9 inches a width of 7 inches and a length of 13 inches; its chase measures 2.5 inches by 4 inches.
J. F. W. Dorman produced a very popular range of hand lever presses. They were copied closely by several other manufacturers, notably Baumgarten of Baltimore and Sigwalt of Chicago. Dorman's Baltimorean and Baumgarten's Baltimore No. 10 presses are very similar, with small differences in the casting and paint. (see also Baltimore Jobber, 23260, described separately)
Donated by Alan Darby, 1992.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
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Object Name
Press, printing
Date made
circa 1880
date made
ca 1880
J.F.W. Dorman
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Physical Description
cast iron (overall material)
steel (overall material)
overall: 9 in x 6 1/2 in x 14 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 16.51 cm x 36.83 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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