Golding Printing Presses

In 1869, William Golding (1845 - 1916) began manufacturing printing equipment in Boston. Eventually, Golding's company produced three lines of printing presses:

  • The Jobber, a full-sized family of professional presses, with chase size ranging from 8 x 12 inches to 15 x 21. The Art Jobber series includes a more advanced inking system and is a heavier press compared to the regular series.

  • The Pearl, a smaller foot-treadle press manufactured in sizes from 5 x 8 inches to 9 x 14.

  • The Official, a hand-operated table-top model whose chase size ranges from 2 x 3 inches to 10 x 15.

In 1918 American Type Founders bought the company and continued production of all three lines until 1927. At that time, Thomson National Company (manufacturers of Colt's Armory Press) acquired the factory and inventory.

If you want to read more about these presses, including a PDF file containing text and pictures from Golding's 1908 catalog, visit the Golding Printing Presses page at the Handset Press website.


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