THE DESMYTER COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE PRINTING PRESSES

 

Erik Desmyter is a handpress printer and freelance historian with a technical engineering background specialized in the history of printing presses, their inventors and manufacturers from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century. His main focus is on the developments during the industrial revolution in the 19th century when cast iron handpresses got introduced. He has written for the Printing Historical Society and he has restored many antique presses from his own collection and for musea like the MIAT (Museum for Industrial Archeology and Textile) in Ghent, Belgium or the Musée de l’imprimerie in Lyon, France, etc... His personal collection of antique printing presses is exceptional because of the rare combination of unique iron handpresses like Stanhopes, Columbians & Albions, restored back to original working condition.


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