Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology: 90 Lomb Drive, Rochester, New York 14623-5604.

The project is documented in great detail: “The Cary Graphic Arts collection maintains a collection on the history of printing, including a full pressroom with 18 historic presses. Few original wooden common presses still exist; in order to better present the history of printing, the Cary Collection is seeking to have a reconstruction of a wooden press made. The goals of this project are to design a wooden press based upon historical research, to build a press in accordance with this design, and to publish a paper documenting the design and construction processes. The final press must be consistent with original common presses and maintain historical accuracy. This press will function as an original press and be used for instruction at the Cary Collection.”

A collection of photographs on Instagram.

The development of this reconstruction is described in six messages on APHA website: 1 (February 19, 2016), 2 (March 14, 2016), 3 (April 22, 2016), 4 (October 6, 2016), 5 (December 5, 2016), and 6 (February 22, 2017).

The plaque on the head states: “The Uncommon Press. Reconstruction of an English common press, c. 1770-1790. Created by Seth Gottlieb, Veronica Hebbard, Randall Paulhamus, Ferris Nicolias, & Daniel Krull. With assistance from S.F. Spector, Inc., Genesee Country Village and Museum, KGCOE ME Machine Shop. 2016.”