Extremely Fine Large N.H. Edgerton Philadelphia Hydraulic Press – Circa 1880 – Brass and Cast Iron
Stock Number: FG3
This large early hydraulic press was custom built by N.H. EDGERTON Scientific Instrument Company, Philadelphia, PA. for Smith College Physics Laboratory.
5 1/2” dia. x 7 1/2” tall hydraulic cylinder with a 6” dia. stepped base, 5” dia. turned top flute with a 4” dia. internal piston. 13 1/2 “ tall columns supporting a 10” x 9” cast iron press plate.
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Fine details include: an all brass 5 1/2” dia. x 7 1/2” tall hydraulic cylinder with a 6” dia. stepped base, 5” dia. turned top flute with a 4” dia. internal piston & heavy cast press-plate. The cylinder assembly mounted within four finely orchestrated tapered and turned 13 1/2 “ tall columns supporting a 10” x 9” cast iron press plate.
The cylinder with piping to an ornate hand lever operated pump with a 1 1/2” dia. X 5 1/2“ dia. brass cylinder with internal piston with linkage to a cast serpentine design lever with original mahogany handle.
Final details include: All brass fluid receiver mounted alongside a tapered and turned cast iron pump pillar, all mounted on a 20” x 11” original wood base with four corner bracket feet. The wood base with oval maker’s nameplate.
In excellent condition with aged patina as removed from Smith College Laboratory Storage Collection. Please note images as there are two small dents in the wood. We have acquired numerous items from this collection that will be offered.
Dimensions: Overall height to top of press 16”, overall length with handle extended 30”, weight: 65 lbs
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