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V & J Figgins Columbian Hand Iron Press - London

Age: 1874, Serial No. 3249, Platen size 17" x 22"

V & J Figgins was a prominent English press manufacturer who, like many factories in mid 19th century London, also built Columbian presses once Clymer's original patents had expired. Made in 1874, this press came to us in an extremely poor condition, with large chunks of the frame missing, requiring extensive repair and fine restoration of the delicate caduceus design.

Painted pink, the Figgins Columbian press has been designated as the press power behind the Pink Ink Program for cancer awareness campaigns. For inquiries: info@howardironworks.org.

V & J Figgins Columbian Hand Iron Press - London


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Platen size 17" x 22"



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