Adam Ramage Presses

Adam Ramage made several kinds of printing presses throughout his carreer. The main ones are:

  1. The common press
  2. The ‘Ramage two-pull Press’: a free standing press, with a metal platen and a metal bed.
  3. The ‘Ramage proof Press’: a smaller press put on top of a table. Also called ‘Foolscap’.
  4. The ‘Philadelphia press’: this is a full metal press, and is not further included in this survey. Also called ‘Bronstrup press’.
  5. Copies of the Ruthven press.

There are a few replica’s of presses by Adam Ramage. These will be shown on a separate page.

The daily crescent, July 18, 1850, Morning states:  “Adam Ramage, the inventor of the celebrated printing press, died in Philadelphia, aged 80 years.”

1. Common press

2. Ramage two-pull press

3. Ramage proof press/Foolscap

4. Philadelphia Press/Bronstrup press. (Included here only as examples: these are not ‘wooden presses’).

5. Ruthven press. (Included here only as examples: these are not ‘wooden presses’).