A press used for bookbinding.

Arming Press

A press used for bookbinding.

This machine was used to create chains from sheet metal.

Machine, Chain Making

This machine was used to create chains from sheet metal.

This is a combination step ladder, clothes rack, and ironing board. A step ladder is hinged in the middle to form an inverted V, with stays to keep the two halves at a fixed angle. A clothes rack refers to a frame upon which clothes are hung after washing to easily let each garment dry. Most ironing is done on an ironing board, a small, portable, foldable table with a heat resistant top. Some commercial-grade ironing boards incorporate a heating element and a pedal-operated vacuum to pull air through the board and dry the garment.

Combination Step Ladder, Clothes Rack, and Ironing Board

This is a combination step ladder, clothes rack, and ironing board. A step ladder is hinged in the middle…

This illustration shows the tool used for pressing and baling cotton.

Cotton Press

This illustration shows the tool used for pressing and baling cotton.

An illustration of a cotton press which presses the cotton into compressed bundles which is helpful in transporting.

Cotton Press

An illustration of a cotton press which presses the cotton into compressed bundles which is helpful…

A machine capable of pressure of 2,000 tons. It is able to cold form metal, and is used to make material for the concrete industry.

Hydraulic Press

A machine capable of pressure of 2,000 tons. It is able to cold form metal, and is used to make material…

"The pump barrel, a, b, is represented as divided lengthwise, in order to show the inside. The piston, c, is fitted so accurately to the barrel, as to work up and down water tight; both barrel and piston being made of iron. The thing to be broken or pressed, is laid on the flat surface, i, there being above this, a strong frame to meet the pressure, not shown in the figure. The small forcing pump, of which d is the piston, and h, the lever by which it is worked, is also made of iron." —Comstock, 1850

Hydraulic Press

"The pump barrel, a, b, is represented as divided lengthwise, in order to show the inside. The piston,…

"Pascal's Law finds an important application in the hydraulic press, in the more common forms of which the pressure of a piston operated by a lever is transmitted through a pipe to a piston of larger area." -Avery 1895

Hydraulic Press

"Pascal's Law finds an important application in the hydraulic press, in the more common forms of which…

"Pascal's Law finds an important application in the hydraulic press, in the more common forms of which the pressure of a piston operated by a lever is transmitted through a pipe to a piston of larger area." -Avery 1895

Hydraulic Press, Perspective

"Pascal's Law finds an important application in the hydraulic press, in the more common forms of which…

The English Royal Navy would impress American sailors, kidnapping them to force them to serve in the military.

Impressment of American Sailors

The English Royal Navy would impress American sailors, kidnapping them to force them to serve in the…

"A device for making flutes in a fabric or article of dress, as a ruffle." -Whitney, 1911

Fluting Iron

"A device for making flutes in a fabric or article of dress, as a ruffle." -Whitney, 1911

"The Linotype is a machine, operated by finger keys, which automatically produces and assembles, ready for the press or stereotyping table, type metal bars, each bearing, properly justified, the type characters to print an entire line."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Linotype

"The Linotype is a machine, operated by finger keys, which automatically produces and assembles, ready…

This invention relates to heat presses and, more particularly, to heat presses that are easy to use and expandable for greater workloads.

Hat Pressing Machine

This invention relates to heat presses and, more particularly, to heat presses that are easy to use…

An illustration of a man reading a newspaper while standing.

Man Reading Newspaper

An illustration of a man reading a newspaper while standing.

A press, where grapes are stepped on to make wine.

Press

A press, where grapes are stepped on to make wine.

Illustrated is a press for box fruit. The clamps are worked by a foot lever. The clamps press down the cover until it can be nailed.

Press for Box Fruit

Illustrated is a press for box fruit. The clamps are worked by a foot lever. The clamps press down the…

"When force is applied at bar P which turns the screw. The plate B moves vertically with the screw, but does not turn. This allows the books to be compressed as the plate descends." —Quackenbos 1859

Bookbinder Press

"When force is applied at bar P which turns the screw. The plate B moves vertically with the screw,…

This cotton press design allowed for cotton to filter through a windlass, later received by the hoop.

Cotton Press

This cotton press design allowed for cotton to filter through a windlass, later received by the hoop.

"Pascal's law finds an important application in the hydraulic press, in the more common forms of which the pressure of a piston operated by a lever is transmitted though a pipe to a piston of larger area." — Avery, 1895

Hydraulic press

"Pascal's law finds an important application in the hydraulic press, in the more common forms of which…

Press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston having a large area

Hydraulic Press

Press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston…

A machine used to print paper media.

Printing Press

A machine used to print paper media.

"The printing press- originating at the middle of the fifteenth, the art of printing continued to be conducted until the middle of the seventeenth century in a very clumsy manner." -Lupton

Modern Printing Press

"The printing press- originating at the middle of the fifteenth, the art of printing continued to be…

Open-delivery web machine of Hoe & Co.

Web Machine Printing Press

Open-delivery web machine of Hoe & Co.

"In all engraving upon metal plates the traces or marks which are to appear on the paper are cut or sunk into the plate." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Copper-plate printing

"In all engraving upon metal plates the traces or marks which are to appear on the paper are cut or…

A roller used to bind books.

Bookbinder Roller

A roller used to bind books.

A rolling pair of cylinders which metal is passed through to form bars, plates, or sheets.

Spiral Roller

A rolling pair of cylinders which metal is passed through to form bars, plates, or sheets.

"A scissors-shaped implement for fluting or crimping linen, etc. It has small cylindrical fingers, one of which is hollow to hold a heated iron. When the scissors are closed, this heated finger forces the cloth between the two other fingers, thus forming a flute." -Whitney, 1911

Fluting Scissors

"A scissors-shaped implement for fluting or crimping linen, etc. It has small cylindrical fingers, one…

Pictured are two simple screw barrel presses.

Screw Barrel Press

Pictured are two simple screw barrel presses.

An illustration of a screw press which is a type of machine used to shape or cut metal.

Screw Press

An illustration of a screw press which is a type of machine used to shape or cut metal.

The Hunter's screw is formed of two screws, a larger and a smaller. The former being screwed internally to allow the latter to screw into it.

Hunter's Screw-press

The Hunter's screw is formed of two screws, a larger and a smaller. The former being screwed internally…

A machine used to press metal in to different shapes.

Stamping Machine

A machine used to press metal in to different shapes.

A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes.

Wardrobe Trunk

A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for…

A tall cabinet, closet, or small room built to hold clothes

Wardrobe Cabinet Trunk

A tall cabinet, closet, or small room built to hold clothes

Cabinet in which to hang clothes and store small clothing items.

Trunk Wardrobe

Cabinet in which to hang clothes and store small clothing items.

"An Ancient Egyptian Wine-press. The process of treading, which seems to have prevailed from the earliest ages. The treaders are being assisted by ropes fixed to the roof of the press." — Chambers, 1881

Wine-press

"An Ancient Egyptian Wine-press. The process of treading, which seems to have prevailed from the earliest…

"The following is a representation of a wine-press, in which the grapes are squeezed in a bag." — Goodrich, 1844

Egyptian wine-press

"The following is a representation of a wine-press, in which the grapes are squeezed in a bag." —…