Ephrata Press 2

Press 2: 1980 Reproduction by John Major.

[See both wooden presses of the Ephrata Cloister.]

Website: (January 22, 2017.) “We are proud to announce an exciting new edition to our collection: A working model of the Franklin 1720 Common Press. This 18th century replica was built by John Major in 1980 using plans created by the Smithsonian Institution, based on Franklin’s original press in their possession. The Major family generously donated their press following the passing away of their father. We hope to have this press up and running by Charter Day, Sunday, March 12th. In the picture is the new press and our older Ouram 1804 press in the background.”