Adam Ramage made several kinds of printing presses throughout his carreer. The main ones are:
- The common press
- The ‘Ramage two-pull Press’: a free standing press, with a metal platen and a metal bed.
- The ‘Ramage proof Press’: a smaller press put on top of a table. Also called ‘Foolscap’.
- The ‘Philadelphia press’: this is a full metal press, and is not further included in this survey. Also called ‘Bronstrup press’.
- 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’).