Hacker Census

This table lists 18 known Hacker presses worldwide. Hacker proof presses were made in Chicago, Illinois between 1919 and 1937. In 1937 the company was acquired by Vandercook & Sons. To add or correct data, use the Contact Form.

Please provide the following information:
• model name (including features: adjustable bed, power carriage, etc.)
• serial number
• owner name
• location
• where or from whom it was acquired (to eliminate duplicate entries)

Serial numbers can be found on a nameplate on the pedestal and on the bed bearer (rail), left end operator’s side of the press.




2unknownUSA MN MinneapolisPreviously at MCBA
22044footPRINT pressNew Zealand, Tuakau
4409New Albion Press and the Moonshine PressUSA CA Camptonville
42166Julie SolaUSA NM Las Vegas
4B2243Utah State UniversityUSA UT Logan
4B2252PrivateUSA CA Murphys
42703Chris ChenUSA OR Portland
42511Larry K. JohnsonUSA FL Pensacola1929
42564John B. DavenportUSA TX Dallas99 prefix on s/n card at NA dated 1938
42726Scrub Oaks BinderyUSA UT Salt Lake City
4Daniel PetrzelkaUSA WA Mt Vernon
4Foolscap PressUSA CA Santa Cruz
4Lady Fingers LetterpressUSA CO Black Forest
4B2333Larry K. JohnsonUSA FL Pensacola1926. Previously Ricard Cadmus, Knoxville
4University of DallasUSA TX Irving
4unknownUK Leightonebay 07.2014
5-B22-2Peter Koch, PrintersUSA CA Berkeley
unknownRussell Fray / Chapel PressAustralia VI Melbourne

See also the Potter Census.



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