Printing press

Object Number: 
ca. 1882
Wood (probably pine), iron, lead
Overall: 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 11 in. ( 26.7 x 24.1 x 27.9 cm )
Printing press for calling cards on wood box with three drawers with simple circle iron pulls, press attached to top of box; assorted lead letters in Gothic style in top and bottom drawers; in bottom drawer, perforated and numbered cylinder; paper labels attached to inside of bottom drawer give directions and name of maker.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this small printing press was the foundation of one of the large popular music publishers, M. Witmark & Sons.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jay Witmark
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group