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.
According to the donor, this small printing press was the foundation of one of the large popular music publishers, M. Witmark & Sons.
Gift of Mr. Jay Witmark
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