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Detail from the engraved invitation to the September 1, 1917 banquet of the International Steel Plate Transferrers Association at the Ritz hotel in Boston.
Transfer presses, with their huge "spider wheel", were used to "roll in" engravings from hardened steel transfer rolls into soft steel printing plates,
which were then hardened before use. Printed by John A' Lowell and Company, Boston