The Private Presses of New Mexico

Cylinder Press

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Invented by Friedrich Koenig in 1811 and developed in this country in the last half of the 19th century, this press makes use of a cylinder to impress the paper upon the type. Run by hand or powered by steam, the cylinder press marked a major transformation in the printing trade.

Used at The Lightning Tree.

Common Press Iron Handpress
Cylinder Press Platen Press
Hobby Press Vandercook Press

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