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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

Cincinnati Type Foundry was a major builder of machinery by the 1860s. This Cincinnati press is a very interesting example of the Country press or newspaper press – as it's sometimes referred. There were many press builders at the midpoint of the 19th century, such as Cranston, Potter, Taylor and Campbell along with the largest, Hoe - all constructed single-revolution cylinder machines of similar designs.

Our press seems to date to the mid to late 1860s. It has a fly delivery and tapes, which was a rare thing back then. Constructed in a rather ornate fashion with fluted cast iron support legs, the Cincinnati was originally a hand operated press and would not have had steam fittings. As with most machines of this age, “fast and loose” pulleys were added to allow a belt to drive the press.

The restoration of this very rare machine was extensive due to the length of time this Cincinnati had been left neglected and rusting away for decades, as well as the number of broken and missing parts. Our restoration team dedicated nearly five months of their time on this Cincinnati project - from the breakdown, the repairs, and the complete build-up.

Designed primarily as a newspaper machine, but because of its size, the Cincinnati Type Foundry was probably used for a wide variety of printing other than just the news.

Featured here is the restoration of the Cincinnati Newspaper Press.


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