Effingham (Private)

Private collection Jack Williams: 779 Province Lake Road, Effingham, NH, USA 03882.

Video: Jack Williams, the builder, makes an impression using a reproduction wooden common press at Strawbery Banke, in Portsmouth, NH, on October 7, 2006, in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the New Hampshire Gazette. (October 7, 2006)

Video: Jack Williams Demonstrates his Wooden Common Press. (October 25, 2008).

Website: “Printing on a reproduction 18th century wooden Common Press. Built in 1994 from Smithsonian drawings. Press was displayed and demonstrated at Heritage New Hampshire for 10 years. Also built two reproduction wooden Blaue presses from late 1500s, currently in international printing museums. Printed facsimiles of Declaration of Independence, an early New Hampshire Gazette edition, and other ephemera.”

Newspaper (October 25, 2008): “Jack Williams, of Effingham, New Hampshire, demonstrated his wooden common press at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Friday, October 24, 2008. The demonstration was part of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project’s Portsmouth Literary Festival. Jack built the press himself, from plans drawn by Clinton Sisson, of the Smithsonian Institute. Sisson’s plans were drawn up from careful measurements taken from a press in the Smithsonian’s collection which was once used by Benjamin Franklin.”

Lancaster online (January 20, 2006): “Jack Williams demonstrates the operation of a reproduction of the Franklin Printing press in the lobby of the Roschel Center at Franklin & Marshall College as part of the School’s recognition of Ben Franklin’s 300th birthday.”



Confirmed: November 23, 2016