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Mercedes Stop Cylinder Press - from the Howard Iron Works Collection

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Mercedes Stop Cylinder Press - Amsterdam, Holland

Age: 1954, Serial No.: 1766, Size: 15-3/4" x 22-1/64"

The Dutch-made Mercedes is a rather unique and rare example of the Leipzig, Germany's inventor, Paul Glöckner. Known as a "Stop Cylinder Press", This design has the impression cylinder coming to a stop each revolution, while the bed returns. Several other versions have appeared in Germany since 1939, but this Mercedes, manufactured by the Nederlandsche Snelpersenfabriek N.V. of Amsterdam, is a very rare find.

The Mercedes Glöckner achieved reasonable success almost exclusively in Europe and UK. Virtually, no machines made it to North America and HIW imported our Glöckner from Belgium in 2014.  As late as the mid 1980s, an East German version (VEB Druckautomatenwerk- OPTIMA) was still being manufactured. With the Dutch version inclusive of three suction bars - two for feeding, one for delivery, the Mercedes makes quite a statement when in operation. A classic! .

Mercedes Stop Cylinder Press - Amsterdam, Holland


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15-3/4" x 22-1/64"



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