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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

The company Golding started goes back to 1869 and by 1870 was known as Golding & Company. Initially supplying amateur table top printing presses, Golding soon fashioned a wonderful little press that was sold complete with a wooden crate that became the base for the press. This press – named the Pearl would go on to drive the short-lived success of Golding & Co.

Today, the Pearl in various sizes (ours is a #1) remains a favorite of both hobbyists and craft printers around the world. Easy to use, easy to pump the peddle, Golding Pearls represent a key machine in the history of the platen press. All Pearls and later Jobbers are of the Boston principle - that being a fixed bed.

The restoration work on the Golding Pearl included the creation of the side brayer shelf which was missing. Several major jams had deteriorated the mechanisms, and these too have been restored just as it was leaving the Boston factory in 1896

Featured here is the restoration of the 1896 Golding Pearl No. 1 Platen Press.


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