Hamilton Mfg. printers drawer - vintage type storage for display and decor
Vintage printer's or typesetter's drawer by Hamilton Manufacturing. Small flat drawer fit into a chest of drawers and held pieces of type that compositors put together to make the printing plates for newspapers, books and publications.
With the advent of offset printing, these drawers started appearing on the antique market, usually filled with tiny special things. As well they should be.
You can read more about the company that made this particular drawer here.
SIZE 32" wide x 15 7/8" deep
CONDITION Good. The drawer sides and inserts are fine. The back was a lighter weight plywood of some kind that has warped over time. There is also a paper liner in places that you might want to remove. We're all about authentic, so we left it in.
This is a vintage item. It has been used and loved and it has a history. Please examine photos carefully and ask questions, as we are unable to accept returns or exchanges.