Galley Proof Press 1870

Galley 1870 | International Printing MuseumAround 1895, Hoe’s improved proof press appeared with a larger diameter but lighter weight cylinder. A patent medicine doctor named Miles had Hoe make a number of these presses with his name and the product’s name, Miles Nervine, cast into the frame. These presses were distributed to country newspapers in exchange for advertising space extolling the curative powers of Miles Nervine.