Painted Cast Iron Book Press from Germany, circa 1890 For Sale
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Painted Cast Iron Book Press from Germany, circa 1890

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This wonderful book press dates to the end of the 19th century and has been painted black with gold highlights. Each corner of the base has decorative motifs, and there are a total of 4 bolt holes that would have been used to secure it to a table during use. The wide screw type handle was used for clamping down on books and documents. Presses like this were also used as letter presses, which was a form of copying documents via ink transfer and special paper. Today, it can serve as a decorative accessory in an office, library, or anywhere else. Measures: Height (closed) 12 1/2, 16 x 14.

Details

  • Materials and Techniques
    Hand-PaintedIron
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Height (closed)=12 1/2, 16 x 14 Very good condition with only minor losses to paint.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 12.5 in. x W 16 in. x D 14 in.H 31.75 cm x W 40.64 cm x D 35.56 cm
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Seller Reference Number
    818-9
  • Reference Number
    LU906313179011
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