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Cincinnati Type Foundry Newspaper Press - Circa 1860s

Cincinnati Type Foundry was a major builder of machinery by the 1860s. We have just completed the restoration of a very interesting example of the Country press or newspaper press – as it's sometimes referred. There were many press builders at the midpoint of the 19th century, such as Cranston, Potter, Taylor and Campbell along with the largest, Hoe - all constructed single-revolution cylinder machines of similar designs.

Our press seems to date to the mid to late 1860s. It has a fly delivery and tapes, which was a rare thing back then. Constructed in a rather ornate fashion with fluted cast iron support legs, the Cincinnati was originally a hand operated press and would not have had steam fittings. As with most machines of this age, “fast and loose” pulleys were added to allow a belt to drive the press.

Designed primarily as a newspaper machine, but because of its size, the Cincinnati Type Foundry was probably used for a wide variety of printing other than just the news.

Cincinnati Type Foundry Newspaper Press - Circa 1860s


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Mid to late 1860s


31" x 46"



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