Latest Acquisition: Baltimorean #10 Press

My good friends over at Briarpress helped me identify this, my latest treasure, as:

“a Baltimorian” #10 by J.F.W. Dorman Company. 1885-1904
(Or a “Baltimore” #10 by Baumgarten & Co. 1895-1900 as they are practically identical).

Very helpfully, the post also included these links to some very handy press identification sheets. I am indebted to Oprion for these:

Part One:
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Part Two:
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“Printing Apparatus for the Use of Amateurs” – Cowper

Here I am, post Sissinghurst, blogging again about some of the print-related ephemera that’s proving especially interesting and useful for my current research.

Today’s link is here, a brilliant e-version of the instructions for the Holtzappel-Cowper press, 1876.

Instructions 1876 Parlour Press

I’m currently writing a paper entitled “Scandalous Documents: Print, Porn and the Parlour Press”, for this conference. 

I’ll post the abstract here when I’m done.

Sissinghurst Castle – Letterpress Reimagined

I’m still mostly blogging over at the http://letterpressreimagined.com site, all about the progress of our project in conjunction with the Heritage Lottery Fund, Canterbury Christ Church University and the National Trust:

http://letterpressreimagined.com

It’s all going amazingly well. Stop by the blog and say hi, leave us a comment (or twelve), and you can also follow the project on Twitter at: @LPreimagined

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