Antique Cast Iron Book Press, Binding Press, Printing Press, Lion Foundry Mark

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Seller: akerr000 (125) 100%, Location: Nottingham, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 164194333321 ANTIQUE CAST IRON BOOK PRESS, BINDING PRESS, PRINTING PRESS, NIPPING PRESS, FLOWER PRESS LION FOUNDRY MARK CREST - QUALITY D Acquired from a closing down print shop. Apparently the LION FOUNDRY manufactured the original cast iron Royal Mail pillar boxes. In antique vintage working condition with rusting, staining and knocks - see photographs. We have wiped and oiled it leaving an attractive antique patina. It would polish up well if waxed, or even paint up nicely if to your taste. It still opens and closes as it should but could probably do with more oiling or greasing. It was originally painted black with gold detailing which has rusted and peeled off in areas - see photos The base and plate has rust and the plate wobbles slightly but closes firmly and opens to about 7 cm. The inside of top plate and base has surface rust and what appears to be remnants of printing paper stuck to it in places. There is the remainder of a gold brand badge on the arch. Underneath the base is a LION FOUNDRY mark : QUALITY D and a Lion crest. Measures approximately: Base 49 cm x 25 cm, Plate 38 cm x 25 cm, opens to 7 cm, 42 cm tall when open, 35 cm when closed, Weighs nearly 50 kg It’s an impressive decorative item in a good useable condition for its original purpose - book binding, printing, flower press etc. It also works well as a garden feature, or would be ideal as a retail display or prop. Please examine all images as they form part of the description. If anyone wishes to purchase immediately we will seriously consider offers above the start price. That way the buyer ensures the purchase and we have a sale, without either having to wait for the listing to end. However offers have to be made before any bidding starts. This weighs nearly 50 kg on our bathroom scales so is collection only. We can assist with delivery a reasonable distance at a cost of 30 pence per mile for the whole return journey (for example a 50 mile trip is a 100 mile total journey and would cost £30) Please enquire before bidding if this is of interest. Cash on collection only, not payment by PayPal please. This item is located at Stapleford, Nottingham, a mile or so from Junction 25 of the M1 Motorway. Thanks for looking and please check our other items. Age: 1850-1899, Weight: 49 Kg, Product: Book Printing Press, Featured Refinements: Antique Cast Iron Bookpress, Original/Repro: Original, Country of Origin: United Kingdom, Maker: Lion Foundry Mark

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