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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

Our C. Potter Jr. Country Newspaper Press was built at Potter’s Hope Valley factory in Rhode Island, circa 1865 (or prior). It handles 30” x 46” sheet size, with a fly-style delivery, and a unique “mangle rack” system which cleverly coordinates the movements of the bed and cylinder.

We acquired the Potter in 2014, and set out to begin the restoration almost immediately. But, after a careful evaluation of the amount of work involved and the long road ahead of us, we decided to put the project temporarily on hold. In the Fall 2017, we picked up where we left off.

We’re proud to have been successful in completing this very challenging restoration work on this special press, and happy to report that this 153-year old beauty still prints. Another important piece of history preserved for our next generations.

Our Potter press is very rare – in fact, our extensive research has indicated that our press could possibly be the only C. Potter Jr. Country Newspaper press of this model and vintage in existence in the world today.

We chronicled the restoration work in this slide presentation below.

Read a brief history of Charles Potter Jr.'s life and work.'

Read a brief history of Charles Potter Jr.'s life, work and legacy.


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