Hans P. Kellogg, an associate professor in the School of Art at Ball State University and manager of the Graphic Arts Management printing program followed up on the offer. "He was probably thinking of it as a presentation piece that might be displayed at the front door, but with the resurgence in interest of letterpress I am hoping to clean it up and include it into our program."
Hans later passed along the information that the press included a brass plaque bolted to the counterweight, and that the serial number, 1165, "is unadorned." This is one of the earliest Liberty presses, probably manufactured in the early 1860s.
In March 2018 the following pictures were posted to the Ball State University TAGA (Technical Association of Graphic Arts) Instagram account:
Press Identification Summary
|Owner:||Ronald D. Routh|
|Location:||Ball State University |
|Manufacturer:||Fred Otto Degener|
|Model:||3 (10 x 15 inches)|
|Patents:||April 24th 1860|
Thanks to Hans P. Kellogg for providing pictures and information used on this page.
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