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R. Hoe & Co.  Model L2 Lithrographic Cylinder Metal Decorating Press - Age 1879

Age: 1879, Serial No. 1068, Max. stone or image area 35.25" x 24"

An extremely rare machine. The R.Hoe Company was an early pioneers of “metal decorating” - the printing by the planography process onto tin or other metal sheets. This cylinder press is based on the Hoe letterpress design, however, with a specially hollowed out bed to accept the fine limestone, usually quarried from select areas in Germany, France and USA. To reverse the image, an additional “impression cylinder and crude dampening apparatus was added.

In 1796, Alois Senefelder, a German, is recognized as the inventor of Lithography.

R. Hoe & Co.  Model 2L Lithographic Cylinder Metal Decorating Press - Age 1879


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Max. stone or image area 35.25" x 24"



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