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Item:313072959560ANTIQUE FRENCH CAST IRON BOOK PRESS, BINDING PRESS, PRINTING PRESS, COPYING PRESS, BENCH TOP, 18th CENTURY Acquired from a barn sale in Lyons la Foret, Normandy. The seller actually discovered this wrapped up in the eves of a barn when part of the barn roof blew off during storm Ciara! In antique vintage working condition with some rusting, staining and knocks - see photographs. We’ve been advised this is from the late 1800s. In clean condition, having had a wire brush, oil, and light wax. It’s is a large, heavy, and attractive item, painted a chestnut brown, which is a little worn and peeling. It is a quality piece judging by the brass fittings. The top brass finial is slightly scratched and crooked. The handle appears to be tubular rather than sold and is strong and sound. It opens and closes smoothly as it should. The plate wobbles a little but is secure at the circular fitting with it closing firmly and opening to about 7 cm. The plate interior is sound, as is the underside. I can find no maker’s mark. Measures approximately: Base 36 cm x 36 cm, plate size 28.5 cm x 23 cm, opens to 7 cm, 42 cm tall when open, 35 cm tall when closed Weighs 30 kg. Ideal as a decorative item but also 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 note the wine bottle is to show scale and not included! 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. Shipping is available at the quoted fee. This is a large heavy item that will weigh well over 30 kg when packed. This makes it more expensive to ship and in the current climate I will have to pay extra to have it courier collected ran than drop it off myself. The price quoted reflects this, don’t forget eBay and PayPal take about 14% of the fee you pay for postage before I even start to pack the item. SHIPPING is to standard mainland UK destinations. Buyers from highlands, islands, Northern Ireland, and any other remote locations need to enquire before bidding. Collection is most welcome but please bring cash, not payment by PayPal. This item is located at Stapleford, Nottingham, a mile or so from Junction 25 of the M1 Motorway. About the sellers: We collect vintage items to the point of hoarding! - mostly French but not always; “Plupart Francais “Additional Material:Brass, Age:1850-1899, Product:Book Press, Weight:30 Kg, Featured Refinements:Antique Cast Iron Bookpress, Type:Book Press, Material:Cast Iron, Original/Repro:Original, Original/Reproduction:Antique Original, Style/Period:French, Country of Origin:France, Maker:Unbranded
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