Bicentenary of the Columbian Press

The Columbian Press was invent­ed in 1813 by George Cly­mer, though it ulti­mate­ly proved more pop­u­lar in the Unit­ed King­dom. You can read more about its typ­i­cal appear­ance and dec­o­ra­tion and of how it oper­ates. The restored Grand Gallery of the Nation­al Muse­um of Scot­land in Edin­burgh has an exam­ple built in 1865 by the print­ers’ engi­neers D & J Greig of Edin­bugh.

The Trust has been con­tact­ed by Bob Old­ham of the Ad Lib Press. To mark the bicen­te­nary of the inven­tion of the Columbian Press, he is com­pil­ing a cen­sus of all those remain­ing. Do you know of one that is still in use in Scot­land? If so please get in touch through the form on our con­tacts page.