I have acquired an antique (I suppose c. 1900) H R Jagenberg press. Does anybody has any information about this german company?
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There is a Jagenberg AG which is still in business today. They make big machines for paper converting, etc. Their website is http://www.jagenberg.com/ The website is in German but Google translated it.
However, I don’t think this is the same company. There is a history tab (history is geschichte in German) on their website, and the initials of the early principals of that company don’t correspond with the “H. R.” Jagenberg on the press plate. Also, the press plate says Coln (Cologne), and the company on the net was in Dusseldorf in its early days.
Geoffrey, thank You. Now another question: where can I get some “general guidelines” about the restoration of an antique platten press?
Press restoration has been discussed a great deal on this website. Try using the “Search” function at the upper right, and you should be able to find the information you need.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, let us know with another post.
I’ll be in Denver, Co., from 14th December to 10th January. Is it possible to visit a letterpress printshop in the area? Same for San Diego, Cal., from 10th to 18th January.