Babcock Offset Press - Design Drawings

I recently picked up a flat file from a closed print shop, and contained within were the design drawings for a Babcock Offset press. The drawings are hand-drawn, and very interesting.

Anyone on this forum ever used one of these presses? I tried looking up the Babcock Offset Press on the internet and found exactly nothing.

I don’t want to throw the drawings out, and am hoping someone will be interested in taking them free of charge. Does anyone know a museum that might be interested?

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The Babcock company joined Cottrell at some point, and later joined Harris to form Harris-Cottrell Co. I imagine if you follow the advertised press trail, you would find similarities with the early Harris offset presses, but that is just a supposition at this point. I have run Harris presses when in school.

John Henry

This Babcock is from the 1950s and the Harris offset press line is older. The earliest Harris I saw might have been from the 1930s; similar in skeleton to this, but no covers.

i’d love to have them for our museum. Would $75.00 work for you?