I contacted the Stadtmuseum Erfurt and told them about your guess. An employee of the museum, Mrs. Karin Breitkreutz, informed me that there is indeed a Liberty Platen Press in the Benary-Speicher, a branch office of the museum. The year of construction is 1885, the manufacturer is F. M. Weiler, New York, and the number on the drive shaft is 8826.
The photos in the attachment shows the
Liberty Platen Press in the "Druckereimuseum und Schaudepot im
Benaryspeicher Erfurt." It was made available by Mrs. Breitkreutz
from the museum. You have permission to publish the photo on your
web-site together with the statement
Photo: "Dirk Urban"
Post: "Druckereimuseum und Schaudepot im Benaryspeicher Erfurt"
This press is missing a treadle and hook and appears to be powered by electricity. It has a fountain and brake.
This press was manufactured after 1877 (when F. M. Weiler bought out the Degener family). Although it does not have a throw-off, the delivery board has a notch cut out to accommodate one.
Press Identification Summary
|Owner:||Druckereimuseum und Schaudepot im Benary-Speicher|
|Manufacturer:||F. M. Weiler|
|Patents:||April 24, 1860, Extd April 23, 1874;|
Dec 13, 1870; May 28, 1872
Thanks to Helmut Wuensche for pictures and information.
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