Print Shop

A variety of presses are used in the Print Shop to produce broadsides, notices and forms. The printer sets each letter upside down and backward so that the text will be correct once it is printed. Exhibit items include a foot pedal operated platen press, a screw press and proof presses. Wooden type cases have handset metal and wood type. A variety of wood block designs augment the many fonts available. There are composing stones, galley trays, spacers, quoin keys and furniture cabinets.