Platen Jobbing Presses 1830 - 1980's

Many press advertisements of the day were submitted by the manufacturer's agents and, strangely, didn't bother to list the actual maker. Some actually had their name stamped on the press to deceive the purchaser, or so it seems!
I would be most grateful to anyone who can assist me in filling in the many gaps and/or advising me of  any 'cursed' printers' errors!
Thanks, Bill


The credit for the compilation of data for the American entries goes to Mr. Ralph Green, printer/hobbyist, civil engineer and well regarded researcher and author.  He published "A History of the Platen Jobber" in 1953, his second book, which had a modest print run of 495 copies - and well out of print! Without the acquisition of this little book, the project would not have been attempted. Nick Smith, Cambridge University archivist, cheerfully supplied his list of British machines. Herwig Kempenaer's fine collection of European machines, from old press ads and catalogues, were thoroughly scrutinized. Steve Saxe (USA) and Atle Devic (Norway) encouraged and contributed also . . . thanks to all of you!
Other books consulted:
Comparato, Frank.  Chronicles of Genius and Folly, Culver City: Labyrinthos, 1979
Maclean-Hunter Ltd.
  British Printer Specification Manual 1967
Marsh, Peter. Catalogue of Printing and Bookbinding Machinery, 1871 to 1885, Government               __Printing Office Melbourne, Melbourne, 2005
Moran, James. Printing Presses; History & Development from the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times, __iLondon: Faber & Faber, 1973
Machinery Catalogue, Alex Cowan (Australia) Pty. Ltd. Circa 1955. Courtesy Peter Marsh.
Schütz, Alois and Neubert, Wilhelm. Die Druckmaschinen des Grafischen Gewerbes, Halle (Saale),  __iGermany: Wilhelm Knapp 1951
United States Patent Office, Washington DC
Type & Press, 1985. 'George Gordon's "Dream" Press'. Article by Fred Williams, Editor-Publisher
The American Pressman, 75th Anniversary Issue, November, 1965
Wood, Paul. Otley & the Wharfedale Printing Machine, Otley Museum, 1984-5