- City: London
- State: Connecticut
- Country: United Kingdom
- Listed: March 12, 2017 8:30 am
- Expires: This ad has expired
Antique Sigwalt Chicago #11 table top printing press. Complete. In good working condition. Will benefit from oiling. This has 2 ink rollers compared to other models. More pictures on facebook @sofilthyriches. Dimensions 36 x 27 x 16 cms.
Not as well-known or as widely advertised as the Kelsey presses, many pressmen are unaware of the fine craftsmanship that went into every Sigwalt press. In spite of its smallness, it could turn out work comparable with larger & heavier platen presses. The originator and manufacturer of this well-made press was John Sigwalt who was born in 1836 in France. When 16, he immigrated with his family to a farm in the area of northern Illinois.fter the historic Chicago fire of 1871 destroyed his factory Sigwalt disposed of his sewing machine interests and began manufacture of a ticket stamping device he had invented. The business prospered and he expanded into the making of a line of stamping machines.
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