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We purchased in England in 1975 a wooden bookbinding press

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We purchased in England in 1975 a wooden bookbinding press stamped Deane & Co London Bridge. Have not been able to date period of manufacture.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Good day, my name is***** you for your question. Deane & Co. were a long-established business – their advertising (1868) claims they started in 1700 to circa 1912. – manufacturing and selling a wide range of products. Coal boxes to band stands. Is there any other marking on it other than to stamping? Is it possible to send pictures of the press?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Press is stamped London Bridge. Would it be reasonable to assume that the press was made prior to 1763 inasmuch as all houses and shops were removed from the bridge during period 1758 to 1762. 1stdibs. com has a wooden bookbinding press that is very similar but dimensions are slightly larger: 1stdibs is 5' vs 53 1/2", Width 30.13" vs 26 1/2", Depth 19.5" vs 14". Can you provide estimated value? We have no plans to sell but would be helpful for estate planning.
Expert:  Tim in Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Please send an image of the Wooden bookbinding press. They come in a variety of shapes and forms. You can attach them using the paperclip icon on the tool bar or you can email them to***@******.*** attention Tim in antiques.