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Photo Gallery - Restoration by Howard Iron Works Restoration Team

At any given time, our Restoration Team works on several projects simultaneously.  For historical and archival purposes, our HIW photographer diligently takes pictures during the restoration and documents the various processes each machine is being put through.  We have compiled the photos in a photo gallery for each machine.  We hope you enjoy them.

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We offer our restoration services to others, and will also complete machines that can be either purchased or leased for use or as beautiful displays

For inquiries about our restoration services, please contact: info@howardironworks.org

Richard Cope, an Englishman, designed and built his first press in 1820. Cope designed a toggle and lever with links as his first attempt. It was Cope’s workplace foreman and eventual owner, Mr. John Hopkinson, who removed the links and “improved” the Albion to a point where it went on to become the favoured press in Great Britain.

Our machine, dated 1848, was made in Finsbury, London, by Hopkinson. It carries all the improvements Hopkinson made and has the Hopkinson & Cope name on its face. The Albion was found in a stone barn in England, having been neglected for decades. With great care and expertise, our restorers worked tirelessly to breath new life to the aged beauty.

Featured here is the restoration of the 1848 Hopkinson & Cope Improved Albion Iron Press.


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