Golding "Official" No. 3 press

Golding "Official" No. 3 press

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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.
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.)
Donated by Dr. and Mrs. Howard K. Ammerman, 1991.
Citation: Elizabeth Harris, "Printing Presses in the Graphic Arts Collection," 1996.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Press, printing
date made
between 1873 and 1900
ca 1873 - 1900
Golding Co.
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 29 29/32 in x 16 in x 16 in; 75.946 cm x 40.64 cm x 40.64 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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