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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


George Phineas Gordon, an American, is the acknowledged inventor of the world’s most successful platen press. From Gordon’s early attempts to improve on Stephen Ruggles design, he was able to design a machine that caught fire around the civilized world.

Our machine, circa 1865, is the "Old Style" press. The Old Style Gordon Platen was in poor shape with numerous broken and missing components. The restoration of this press required a great deal of creativity and resourcefulness on the part of our restorers who successfully recreated and built the defective components - above and beyond the traditional restoration work.

Featured here is the restoration of the 1865 G.P. Gordon "Old Style" Platen Press.








 
 

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