Smith Press, 1824-1835

Summary

This was the first all-iron press model built by manufacturers, R. Hoe & Co. of New York. It was also the very last press made in its series before being succeeded by the Washington Press. This particular press belonged to C.C. Beavers, who used it to print the Ridgeway News (until 1889) and Mecklenburg Times (until 1929) in Virginia.

This was the first all-iron press model built by manufacturers, R. Hoe & Co. of New York. It was also the very last press made in its series before being succeeded by the Washington Press. This particular press belonged to C.C. Beavers, who used it to print the Ridgeway News (until 1889) and Mecklenburg Times (until 1929) in Virginia.

Artifact

Printing press

Date Made

1824-1835

Creators

R. Hoe & Company 

Smith, Peter 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York, Bronx 

Creator Notes

Made by R. Hoe & Company in Bronx, New York. Patented by Peter Smith.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

29.127.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cast iron

Dimensions

Height: 70 in

Width: 47 in

Depth: 65 in

Inscriptions

plate on front: PETER SMITH'S PATENT / NO. 396 / MANUFACTURED BY / ROBT. HOE & CO. / NEW-YORK

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