Hammond Machine Inc.

Have a small flatbed press used by a local college and sitting in storage for about 25 years. It’s marked Hammond Machine, matmakir no.10. Looking for any information that is available.

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It is probably for rolling stereotype mats, though people later used them as etching presses too. The mats were then used to cast stereotype plates, and Hammond made equipment for casting and planing stereotypes.

Here’s the manual for the Hammond MatMakir:


David M. MacMillan