French Cast Iron Book Press, Fortin & Co, Early 1900s For Sale
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French Cast Iron Book Press, Fortin & Co, Early 1900s

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A handsome antique cast iron book press by Fortin & Co in Paris, French, circa 1900. The iron was once painted a metallic copper which has been worn through by a century of use, leaving a wonderful patina. The arched frame of the body lends a hint of Gothic architecture to the industrial piece. A wide handle controls the screw mechanism, with great round ends. A brass maker's label reads Fortin & Company, a printer and stationery company. The piece can press books as large as 9.25" x 10.75", and up to 3" deep. The handle raises as high as 17.5". Base has holes for mounting to tabletop.

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  • Condition Details
    Good antique condition. Functional, a little rust on top.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 14 in. x W 14.50 in. x D 12.25 in.H 35.56 cm x W 36.83 cm x D 31.12 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Seller Reference Number
    DD49
  • Reference Number
    LU869012050153
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