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The Baltimore #11 Press

Here are a couple views of my first letterpress, a Baltimore #11. It was made by either by the J.F.W. Dorman Company or Baumgarten, both of Baltimore sometime between about 1885 and the early 1900’s.

Other than the rollers, which will need to be replaced, this press is in perfect working order. This view also shows my small box of dingbats, the only type I now possess.


It’s such a beautiful little press that if I never print a thing with it, I’ll still be glad I own it. Let’s hope it gets vigorous use soon though.