Cast Iron Book Press – SOLD


A cast iron vintage book press for bookbinding, scrapbooking, flower pressing and other arts and crafts. Please join the mailing list if you would like to be informed of new equipment coming in.

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This is a vintage nipping book press for sale. It is sold as seen and has some scrapes and wear on it, showing its age, but is still beautiful and in excellent working condition. It is a staple piece of equipment for bookbinders, this relatively small press would be a useful desktop addition to most studios.

The plate reads as follows:

145 FORE ST.

A little bit of research and delving into its history shows that this press was once owned and used by Wheatons printers in Exeter, a printers and stationers dating back to 1780! They have survived the last two centuries, and remain in business today, as Polestar Wheatons, one of the countries largest scientific printers. Have a look at the history of the company here.


Width – 410mm
Depth – 330mm
Max Height – 380mm
Weight – 45kg

Pressing plate area – 310 x 255mm
Space height – 72mm


This is a very heavy item, and I would suggest collection in person. If you would like it shipped, it is likely to cost between £45 – 100 depending on location – please contact me in advance if you would like me to find you a quote for delivery. Alternatively you can arrange your own shipping and let me know then collection time.

Additional information

Weight 4500 g
Dimensions 410 × 330 × 380 mm


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