8×12 Chandler & Price OS with newly fitted treadle from Hern Ironworks. Press is mounted on heavy duty Cast Iron casters for easy transport. Press has a small weld on a casting in the back.
Also includes: – 2 Numbering Counters – 8 Chases, including a rare business card sized chase – Type case w/ 18 trays of Lead Type (not pictured) – Composing Stick – Cabinet full of Furniture – Cabinet full of Reglets – 30 Hi Speed Quoins w/ 4 Keys – Dozens of Challenge Quoins with keys – 3 New Rubber Rollers (only used once) – Newly resurfaced Morgan Expansion trucks w/ same rubber as rollers – 6×9 Boxcar Base – Deep Relief (Never Used) – Roller Setting Gauge – Ink Knife – Digital Thickness Gauge – 3 Kort Quad Guides w/ extra Tongues – Assorted bunch of gauge pins – Line Gauge – Cleeton & Pitken?s General Printing Book – Pack of Crane?s Lettra (40+ sheets remaining) – Tympan – Old Emerson motor w/ Belt (motor was working when I purchased press, but removed it to fit press with a treadle).
I purchased this press and many of the extras from a man who?s family owned a type casting company in Indiana in October 2012. The original owner gifted it to him in the 70?s after closing his print shop. I?ve and have done a ton of clean up, including rust removal and steam pressure washing.
My husband and I had every intention of completely restoring the press and moving move the press into to my stationery studio. However, I am now six months pregnant, and my plans have changed. I?ve closed my studio and plan to work from my home when the baby arrives. I?m also afraid that I will not have time to devote to printing. Thus, we would like to see this beautiful piece of history go to someone who will put it to use.