I have inherited some beautiful type cabinets

My father has passed on to me two identical and beautiful lookng cabinets which I am told were used for storing printers type. They have all of the original drawers and some lovely ornate handles. They have original manufacturers stamps on the side giving the name of the cabinet makers in London from the 1800’s.

I would dearly love to find out something about these and would appreciate any help. Is this a good place to gt advice.

Dale Houlston

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Hello Dale,
Who made them? Do you have any photos?

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY

I must get around to taking some pictures of the cabinets.
They are identical and one still has the cabinet makers label on the side which is just about readable. It appears to read

Date: 1893
(Unreadable initials) Gould & Reeves
Printing Material Manufacterers
Wenlock Street
New North Road

This is all I have found so far. The Google Books search can drum up all sorts of great things!

The book it comes from can be viewed here:


image: gouldreeves.jpg