Making a Good Impression in the Mortimer Rare Book Room

Time: 4:46

Martin Antonetti, curator of rare books, demonstrates the historical craft of printing with metal type. The 19th-century iron handpress was restored by Antonetti and Greg Young, the former director of the Clark Science Center Machine Shop, using a printer's manual they found in the rare book collection. “The Acorn,” as it's called, is used in many of the courses in the Book Studies Concentration.