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1840 J.P. Lejeune Albion Iron Press - from the Howard Iron Works Collection

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J.P. Lejeune ALBION Iron Press - Brussels, Belgium

Age:  ca 1840, Serial No. 177, Bed size 590 x 800 mm

The Englishman, Richard Cope, first designed and built his “Albion” in 1820. This was a very successful design and eventually made its way to the European continent. Variants of the Albion were made in France, Germany and with our example, Belgium.

The Albion was a very favored machine and direct competitor to American George Clymer’s Columbian. The Belgians added a personal touch by discarding the more expensive “return spring” in favor of a counterweight lever bearing the Belgian Lion.

J.P. Lejeune ALBION Iron Press - Age ca 1840


Serial No.:

Bed size:


ca 1840


59 cm x 80 cm



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