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Re: Can you identify this press?

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  • i_goonies
    I inspected a bit the press and I discovered a ink roller (it s on the right, black, under the cardboard). Thanks, Fabio
    Message 1 of 15 , Apr 29, 2010
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      I inspected a bit the press and I discovered a ink roller (it's on the right, black, under the cardboard).

      Thanks,
      Fabio


      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "i_goonies" <neroinferno@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks for all the replies.
      >
      > I finally got the press to my studio. In truth it's outdoor because I don't have enough space.
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      > If I'll take others pics will be useful?
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      > @Clay Oliff: keep us updated!
      >
      > Thanks!
      > Fabio
      >
      > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Clay Oliff <clayoliff@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello all,
      > >  
      > > A German colleague knew of this company. He sent the following remarks from a newspaper article that ran when the company closed...he sent it in German so I translated it:
      > >  
      > > Auf das stolze Gründungsjahr 1821 blickte an der Rödernstraße die Firma Friedrich Heim & Co. zurück. Sie hatte lange ein Monopol auf Stahlstich-Prägepressen. Auch sie verschwand. 1994 kam das Aus für den Pelzveredler Thorer an der Mühlheimer Straße, ursprünglich ein Leipziger Unternehmen, das nach 1945 in Offenbach erfolgreich einen neuen Anlauf nahm. Die Schließung traf etwa 300 Mitarbeiter.
      > >  
      > > On the proud foundation year 1821, the firm looked at the Rödernstraße Friedrich home & Co. back.  It had long a monopoly on Steel Engraving Stamp presses.  Also it disappeared.  The end for came 1994 the Pelzveredler Thorer at the Mühlheimer street, originally a Leipzig resident business that took a new start after 1945 in open stream successfully.  The closing encountered about 300 colleagues
      > >  
      > > Attached is also a MUCH older photo. This company only built steel-engraving presses. My colleague is going to send additional information functionality of the components in the photo.
      > >  
      > > Hope this starts to add clarity... 
      > >
      > >  
      > > Clay Oliff
      > > www.wolfgapstudios.com
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      > >  
      > >
      > > --- On Wed, 4/21/10, Fritz Klinke <nagraph@> wrote:
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      > >
      > > From: Fritz Klinke <nagraph@>
      > > Subject: Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Can you identify this press?
      > > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > > Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 2:33 AM
      > >
      > >
      > >  
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      > > I'm having a problem with this being a true steel die stamping press as the parts of it just don't work for me as being a "production" press--and I ran an engraving operation in San Francisco some years back so had daily experience with true engraving presses. First, this is a German machine, and Offenbach was once quite a manufacturing center, and one product made there was engraving presses, but not under this company name. If anything, it is a very light duty machine and it does have some sort of wiping mechanism, but its true function does baffle me.
      > >  
      > > Fritz
      > >  
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: KalleP
      > > To: PPLetterpress@ yahoogroups. com
      > > Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:28 AM
      > > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: Can you identify this press?
      > >
      > >  
      > >
      > > Hi,
      > >
      > > I would support the vote for an production engraving press (not machine) and it looks like a it would be perfect for small runs, thought it still needs the hand wheel to supply the impression it has the automatic inking and die-wipe for consistent results. You might be able to test it out with a very shallow etched zinc cut or perhaps even a pad printing die. The small die area is a result of the high pressures required to force the paper up into the die, I suppose there may be provision for some form of built up or resilient packing below the paper. The large area to hold the sheet of paper with the neat peg board holes speaks of jobbing for letterhead chrests and certificate seals and such small items added to sheets of up-market stationery, it would be a lovely tool to have in the wedding invite trade as it is even harder to get good engraved work these days than heavy letterpress.
      > >
      > > Regards
      > >
      > > Kalle
      > > --
      > > Idyllic Press
      > > Johannesburg, South Africa
      > > --- In PPLetterpress@ yahoogroups. com, "Eric" <Megalonyx@ ..> wrote:
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      > > > --- In PPLetterpress@ yahoogroups. com, Tim Benas <timbenas@> wrote:
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      > > > >
      > > > > My guess of an engraving machine. . .
      > > >
      > > > I think it is a good guess. At first glance I thought it was a foil stamper but the roll of material does not travel the right path for that. As a die-wipe it makes perfect sense.
      > > > It looks like the head moves back, to the right of the picture, as part of the action. No foil stamper or punch would use that movement.
      > > > --Eric Holub, SF
      > > >
      > >
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