I have a Kelsey 5x8 in need of a home. I've upgraded to an 8x10, and don't need the 5x8 anymore. It's in fantastic shape (I've used it regularly for the past four years), and has new Ramco rubber rollers (as of last year). Here's the deal ... I learn't to print on this press, and I'm not looking to profit from it. I just want to know it will be used and appreciated.
If you're willing to pick it up in Southwest Michigan, and can pay $200 (so I can find/build a chase for my new 8x10 and get new rollers for my leetle Chicago #11 press), the 5x8 is yours! I know I could sell it on ebay for a pile of money, but I prefer to find someone here who's been thinking about a great starter press or upgrade, but mebbe couldn't afford it.
Lemme know if you're interested. I can send pics 'n such. I'll be traveling much of the next week, so hang in there if you don't hear from me.
ps ... I also have a very old Kelsey 8x10 for parts or rebuild. Pick it up and it's yours.