Definition of Stanhope press
: a hand-operated printing press that has a system of levers which cause the platen to descend with decreasing rapidity and with increasing force
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Origin and Etymology of stanhope press
after Charles, 3d Earl Stanhope †1816 English scientist, its inventor
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