Cotton press

a building and machinery in which cotton bales are compressed into smaller bulk for shipment; a press for baling cotton.

See also: Cotton

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The rare cotton gin and cotton press set is one of a few antebellum animal-powered cotton devices in the world.
The cotton screwman, that "aristocrat of the levee," had become no more than a figure in oldtimers' memories, pushed from the picture by the advent of larger ships and the high-density cotton press. The erstwhile screwman was a "cottonjammer" now, his only tool a hand-held cottonhook; his job description, longshoreman.
From the 1840s to the 1860s, Parry's foundry built cotton presses and other gin equipment, shipping the equipment to local carpenters for assembly.