***SOLD*** Dolphin Form Cast Iron Copy Press ***SOLD***

***SOLD*** Dolphin Form Cast Iron Copy Press ***SOLD***
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Price: $450.00

Description

Dolphin Form Cast Iron Copy Press: A stylish copy press with a pair of dolphins supported by fluted half columns flanking a threaded shaft with barbell-like handles.  Often referred to as a book press, these manually operated "copy machines" sctually were used to press a thin absorbent paper onto a freshly inked document to produce a copy.  This late 19th c. example measures 12" x 19" x 14½" high (closed).

Condition: Some losses to the original black painted finish, especially around the base, otherwise very good & fully operational.