Steam-Powered Vintage Printing Equipment

Printers' Hall recreates a steam-powered working print shop

Alice Rohrssen keeps a close watch for the pressman’s signal as she adjusts the vertical steam engine powering the Babcock press.
Alice Rohrssen keeps a close watch for the pressman’s signal as she adjusts the vertical steam engine powering the Babcock press. The 6 hp engine is estimated to date to the 1880s; the engine’s manufacturer is unknown.
Leslie C. McManus