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Photo Gallery - Restoration by Howard Iron Works Restoration Team

At any given time, our Restoration Team works on several projects simultaneously.  For historical and archival purposes, our HIW photographer diligently takes pictures during the restoration and documents the various processes each machine is being put through.  We have compiled the photos in a photo gallery for each machine.  We hope you enjoy them.



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We offer our restoration services to others, and will also complete machines that can be either purchased or leased for use or as beautiful displays

For inquiries about our restoration services, please contact: info@howardironworks.org


Karl Krause was a prolific builder and aggressive marketer. From his first plant in Leipzig, Germany, Krause manufactured hundreds of different machines, mostly for the bookbinding and paper cutting industry.  As far away as America, Krause was establishing roots when no German would have strayed from home. Karl Krause formed his business in 1855. Everything, from shears to cornering, calendering, arming and embossing machines, were made. Even stone lithographic presses became popular.

Our machine is a mystery though as it bears no nameplate or serial number. Furthermore, the inscribed name “K.Krause” has not been found anywhere so far. We still search the world to find not only this inscribed name but also an identical nomenclature. A clever cutter design considering many hand operated guillotines used a cheaper lever, the Krause is a proud member of our museum.

Featured here is the restoration of the 1875 K.Krause Guillotine.








 
 

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