In this case, the word press simply means "clamp". With wooden threads it would not be considered "heavy duty" by today's standards, but nonetheless it is correctly identified as a book-binder's press. Nowadays this process would be hydraulic or pneumatic. Newer glues have been developed that are actually activated by specific radio wave frequencies. I am a collector of old hand tools and have quite few tools that include wooden threads.
Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
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