Novelty and Ruggles presses, info and sale

Briar Press was sent a photo of a press for information and sale. The owner thought the equipment in the photo was for the same press. However, the photo showed two presses, a Ruggles Card & Billhead press and a Novelty press. The Ruggles press had a rod wired to the back of the press, almost as if it had been put there only for safe keeping. We do not think this is part of the Ruggles press, but most likely a treadle hook that might have been attached to the toggle on the Novelty press.

The presses will be auctioned within the next month and we don’t want to sell the hook with the wrong machine. Any confirmation or better ID would be appreciated as well as an ID for the other part in the attached photo.

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