Hand press for glove making

This mould was used as part of the process of making gloves.  The finished glove was pressed using a brass hand-shaped mould which was injected with steam.    This large press was used at Robertson's Mill, Dumfries.  It was found in a Dumfries scrapyard along with 149 others of varying sizes, this being the largest - following the closure of the factory.
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height 350mm, width (base) 109mm, depth (base) 67mm
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metal, brass
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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