A press of an improved description, for cotton, hay, and other articles, has been invented by Levi Dederick, of Albany, New York, who has taken measures to secure a patent. In this machine two followers are employed, one at each end of the box, which are operated by double levers, likewise fixed at either end, and worked by means of cords and pulleys. The article to be pressed is placed in the box, and the ends being drawn outwards, the outer ends of the levers are of course depressed, and the followers forced inwards, the article being pressed at the centre of the box. The levers and followers are restored to their original position by turning a winch at each end of the press furnished with cords and rollers.