The press shown below is a Prouty 6x9 treadle press. Prouty's were made in Boston, Mass. by
George W. Prouty & Co. The first couple years Prouty presses were nothing more than Gordon Presses. But George Prouty was more into
making a new style press that he felt worked better. The design with the two half open gears was one of his first. He later
made a more upright design called The Perfected Prouty which was similar looking to a Pearl Improved. After he company sold to
Kelsey they (Kelsey) used one of his designs for a cheaper & lighter press treadle press they called the Kelsey Star. The Prouty
pictured needs some work before it will print again, but nothing major. The second picture below shows how a Prouty looks when all
dress up...VERY SHARP!!!