A friend just purchased a Prouty job press and I was hoping that I could find some information about its history. I couldn’t find a nameplate on it, the only ID I saw was on the treadle. As always, any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
Paper Stone Printing
P.O. Box 137
Chesterfield MA 01012
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Anybody…at all…? Would appreciate any info!
I sent you the following response on December 13th. You have to check the filters on your computer.
Do you have any more information on the press, (chase size, no. of
rollers, etc.)? I own 4 Prouty’s (1) a 6x10 table top, (2) a 6x9 Old Style
floor model, (3) a 7x11 New Series Perfected Prouty and (4) a 8x12 Gordon
style. Hal Sterne in his book Catalouge of 19th Century Printing Presses
shows most models.
Sorry I missed your previous message. The chase size is 8 1/2 x 12 (maybe an 8x12 and she measured wrong) and it has 3 rollers. I thought that a Gordon and a Prouty were different - they are one in the same? Do you know if there is any way to tell the date of manufacture? I’ll see about Hals book. Thanks for any info you can give!
PS - Did you send me a message here or on Letpress?