The Private Presses of New Mexico

The Bobcat Press

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.

Dick Hicks casting Bobcat press hardware Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing

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