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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

Not long after Richard Cope constructed the hugely successful Albion press, another firm Sherwin & Cope of Cumberland Place, Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, manufactured a rather unique press of some similarity. Instead of a spring or counterweight, the Imperial used flat springs to return the platen to its upright position. This caused considerable annoyance to John Hopkinson, the current owner and improver of the Albion, as Hopkinson suggested it was he who had thought of the idea. First constructed in about 1828, Imperial presses were manufactured up to the later part of the 19th century.

Our example is splendidly endowed with ornamental flora on its main frame. The original leaf springs were restored and used as was most of the hardware and wood handle.

Featured here is the restoration of the 1840 Sherwin & Cope Imperial Iron Press.


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