LATHROP'S IRON HAY PRESS. (Patented 1880.)

Hollister, San Benito Co., Cal. [1881]. 1st Printing. Broadside, printed in triple column, imprint at bottom. The text comprised of 2 newspaper reviews of the machine [Hollister Advance and Pacific Coast], followed by 4 personal testimonials. Top third with 2-/2" x 6-5/8 wood engraving [signed in th eplate by E. P. Gibbon] of the device. 12" x 8-1/8". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Some edge rash. Faint fold-lines & creases. Withal, a VG copy. Item #48957

Here offered an apparently unrecorded broadside advertisement offering, for $600, a hay press designed and patented by one L. B. Lathrop, which "will be supplied to order on short notice; only one will be kept on hand at a time. They will be made and delivered in San Francisco, at the old Kimball carriage factory on Fouth Street."

According to the Hollister Advance, "The press works as smoothly, easily and satisfactorily as could be wished, and we think justifies the inventor's claim for superiority on the grounds of excellence and rapidity of work. It turns out a bale of equal weight to those of the Petaluma press, which has heretofore been considered the best in the market...."

A fragile, rare survivor.

Price: $795.00

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