hand press



a printing press requiring hand operation.

Origin of hand press

First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for hand press

Historical Examples of hand press

  • Hamlen has a hand-press and a miniature bindery, and has made some really exquisite volumes.

    The Bachelors

    William Dana Orcutt

  • "Country weeklies and Washington hand-press dailies, of course," says I when we was ready to make contracts.

  • He could only set up four pages of type, and only print copies with a hand-press.

    Prisoner for Blasphemy

    G. W. [George William] Foote

  • A hand-press occupied the centre of the interior, the back of which was partitioned off, and marked 'private.'

  • A pressman in my employ has worked at a hand-press twenty-four hours continuously, before publishing day.