Henry Ford Museum Press 3

Press 3: Adam Ramage ‘Foolscap # 302.’

[Link to all the wooden presses in the Henry Ford Museum.]

Website: “Adam Ramage of Philadelphia was the first well-known press maker in America, in business from 1800-1850. He improved upon older wooden presses, using iron for the bed and platen, and a larger screw mechanism. Its low cost and small size made the Ramage popular as a proofing and job press. This “foolscap” press was made by Ramage’s successor, Frederick Bronstrup.” (Object ID 35.595.1. | THF132524 / Ramage Press, 1850-1860. Text on the rear: F. BRONSTRUP / SUCCR TO / A RAMAGE / NO 302 / PHILA. )