The Bobcat Press
Bobcat Press, 1976
Built by Cedar Crest, New Mexico, sculptor Dick Hicks in the 1970s and 1980s, the Bobcat Press was designed to replicate a Common Press, a centuries-old wood handpress. The frame and parts are made of Honduras mahogany and the fittings, including the press screw, are made of cast bronze. Fully operable, Bobcat presses were acquired by printing aficionados throughout the country. Courtesy of The Center for the Book, Albuquerque / Bernalillo County Public Library System.