1877 Print Philip Pfeffer Antique Machine Lumber Seasoning Geo W. Read MAB1


This is an original 1877 halftone print of a machine press for the rapid seasoning of lumber by steam heat. This machine was invented by Philip Pfeffer and is shown in operation at the factory of Geo. W. Read & Co., 186 to 200 Lewis St., New York City.


This 134+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse. There is also bleed through showing.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 5.75 inches; 19 x 15 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)