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Hopkinson & Cope Albion Improved Iron Press - London

Age: 1870, Serial No. 5142, Platen size:  18" x 24"

Richard W. Cope, an Englishman, was said to have been well aware of Clymer and his entrance into England. In 1820, Cope invented the next widely marketed iron hand press - The Albion. Some historical records indicate that Clymer had actually engaged Cope around 1817 to build the Columbian. However, whether true or not, the Albion was nothing like the Columbian and went on to huge success and was also refined by others such as his successor, Hopkinson.

Various Albion versions exist and the HIW Collection has several examples including a 1870 Hopkinson-Cope Improved being featured here.

Hopkinson & Cope Albion Improved Iron Press - London


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18" x 24"



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