Equipment

Platen Job 8″ x 12″

Platen Job 8" x 12" | International Printing MuseumTechnically this Golding No. 6 is of the clamshell variety, however the unique levering employed in most Golding presses puts them into a more sophisticated class. Manufactured in Boston and later in Franklin, Massachusettes, by the Golding Manufacturing Company, the Pearl and Golding presses enjoyed popularity from 1874 to 1927. (An enviable duration among press makers) The company was sold to Thompson-National, makers of the Colts presses.
The unique Golding throwoff mechanism is operated by a short lever on the side of the platen which activates a series of wedges that raise or lower the platen. (58 inches high)