This is the only example of a Liberty press showing the manufacturer as F. M. Weiler of New York and London. Weiler bought out the Degener family's interest in the company during 1877. Since Degener's name does not appear on the press, it must have been manufactured after the buyout. By the time the press with the next-highest serial number, 8173, was manufactured, New York was the only city listed.
Strangely, the Dec 13, 1870 and May 28, 1872 patents that appear in the lower part of the "shield" for both earlier and later Liberty presses do not appear on this one.
Press Identification Summary
|Owner:||International Printing Museum|
|Manufacturer:||F. M. Weiler|
New York & London
|Model:||2A (9 x 13 inches)|
|Patents:||April 24, 1860, Extd April 23, 1874|
Pictures used on this page taken by Marjorie Wilser and Dave Tribby.
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