MASSIVE SILVERWARE PRESS EXHIBITED AT ST. LOUIS IN 1904
An image of the massive press for embossing silverware exhibited at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis in 1904:
The giant press, made by Krupp, 21 feet in height and capable of producing a hydraulic pressure of 85,000 pounds to the square inch. The frame was made up of eight Siemens-Martin open-hearth steel yokes, the legs of which are 3 inches in thickness by 12 inches in width. each yoke weighing 4 tons.
The purpose of the press was to produce by a quick and cheap method the finest forms of embossed silverware, chiefly in the way of flagons, vases. urns, etc.