Hickok Laying Press and Plow
Before mechanization, the lying press was the binder’s all-purpose mainstay piece of equipment, used for backing books, pressing textblocks, gilding edges, and, with its accessory the plough, for trimming the edges of books, cutting boards and reams of paper to size. The design was developed sometime in the fifteenth century, was refined in the eighteenth century, and has remained largely unchanged to the present day. Formerly owned by Stella Patri.
W.O. Hickok Manufacturing Company