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Beautiful Wood Printers Cabinet with Three Letterpress Drawers and White Porcelain Knobs. Each drawer is engraved with "The Hamilton Mfg Co. of Two Rivers, Wis." and also the style which is "New Departure Patented". J. Edward Hamilton founded The Hamilton Mfg Co. in 1880, the company switched from using wood to using steel to manufacture furnishings in 1917, which would date this piece between 1880 and 1917.

I found a catalog of The Hamilton Mfg Co. from 1905 online where it states "The main feature of New Departure is the three-ply bottom which is made of 3 layers of wood with the grain crossed", I found this catalog fascinating. Here is the link where you also can view the catalog:


The overall measurements are 18" Long x 14" Wide x 9" Tall. Each drawer measures 16 7/8" Long x 11 1/2" Wide x 1 5/8" Tall. Each drawer has 46 compartments.

The Cabinet is in Very Good Condition, it does have a few nicks and scratches to be expected on a piece of this age. There are still remanents of aged paper that once lined the compartments as well as ink spots from the type set. There is a 1/4" piece of trim missing from the bottom side of the cabinet.

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Antique Printers Cabinet Hamilton Mfg Wooden 3 Letterpress Tray Drawers


  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Only ships within United States.
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