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August 2018

For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Two wooden type cabinets both of which can hold 18 typecases plus separate double width random. The runners are in good condition for age, cases slide in and out without catching. When placed on the cabinets gives full width upper and lower random to front and at the rear provides a slip galley random with lead rack below. Photographs are available via email. £200.00

Contact: Adrian Hillyer, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
adrianhillyer@me.com


Item Details
Complete letterpress print works
including:
15 x 10″ Arab, has broken inking lever arm (repairable) everything else in working order needs new rollers and clean up. Has treadle and pulleys for motor.
Model 2 platen approx 9 x 6″, perfect working order, needs new rollers and clean up
Over 50 type cases with a double and a single cabinet. Type consists of 6 -36 pt, mainly Gill, Times, Light English Text with other fonts too.
Galley rack with 30 galleys mostly with standing jobs, handy if you need “Christmas Dance” already set in Light English Text!
Two boxes full of furniture, quoins, brass rule, cutting steel rule etc.
Sundry special type, maths font, fractions, calendar sets, etc.
Cundall folding machine.
For sale as a whole £3,500, may split

Contact: Nigel Goldsmith, Bridgwater, Somerset
press@bannockfarm.com


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Victoria Dresden Platen available for a restoration project. Beautiful press. If interested please contact Rachel or Sarah at Berrington Press.

Contact: Rachel Cowdery, Pontrilas, Herefordshire
rachel@berrington-press.co.uk


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Thompson Auto Platen with no rollers or ink ducts. For spares. Any offers to Rachel or Sarah at Berrington Press

Contact: Rachel Cowdery, Pontrilas, Herefordshire
rachel@berrington-press.co.uk


Wanted

Item Details
We have recently acquired a Cropper Minerva (guessing c. 1870) 10 x 15 treadle press.

Sadly it’s missing it’s rollers (no shafts) and it’s chase. Having a bit of a nightmare sourcing replacements without any drawings or dimensions of the originals.

If anyone happen to have these we’d love to buy them, regardless of their condition.

Thank you. Vici

Contact: Vici Blenkharn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
vici@artcadia.co.uk


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Adana 6×4 Letterpress Machine, with chase and mounting board.
Setting Stick,
Furniture pack,
Lead pack,
Charging roller
2 clean cases
18pt Spartan type
24pt Universe type
English text type
tweezers
stock block
3 x inks
brand new rollers with runners (cost £49!)

£300

Contact: alun mills, caridff
alunmills@gmail.com


June 2018

For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
For Sale
Etching press. 48″ x 24″ bed size. Manufactured by Art Equipment Ltd. Rushenden.
In very good condition. A solid and well made press, until recently used for printing linocuts.
Photos available by e-mail. It is missing the gearing cover but I use without. Buyer to dismantle and collect.
Price £2, 250.

Contact: Roger, Whitland, Pembrokeshire
roginsens@yahoo.co.uk


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
For Sale Albion Press
A beautiful smaller handpress in perfect working order.
Platen size 16″ x 11″. With original tympan and frisket, newly covered. Advised as made probably c.1890’s.
No maker. Was moved and assembled with two people.
Recently professionally restored. Buyer to arrange dismantling and collection.
Photos available by e-mail. Price £ 4,850.

Contact: Roger, Whitland, Pembrokeshire
roginsens@yahoo.co.uk

April 2018

Wanted

Item Details
We are currently looking to expand our schools wooden type collection and are looking for a large scheme of upper and lower case wooden type with a line height between 8 – 13 lines.

We have a very small budget of £200 and would appreciate anyone who may have something suitable.

Please email me with any queries.

Contact: Andrew, Winchester, Hampshire
A.P.Reaney@soton.ac.uk


Wanted

Item Details
Hi,
I am looking to acquire a letterpress printing machine in good working condition – manual or automatic, preferably one of each. If anyone has one (or 2) to sell to a good home, please get in touch.

Contact: Martin, Dublin, Ireland
joomjockey@outlook.com


 Wanted

Item Details
Hello I was hoping to find some parts for a Cropper Peerless 5×8. Is there any chance you have them or a source? I need the full inking system including the inking drive crank.
Thank-you,
Lloyd Bowcott
Cook Kettle Press

Contact: Lloyd Bowcott, Shirley, British Columbia Canada
lloydbowcott@gmail.com


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
FOR SALE Very Large Rubber Printmaking Roller 21 ins length also has a very large diameter. (Purchased from St Barnabas Press) I have only used for printing large scale viscosity prints. Has been well looked after and comes with a wooden storage box. Genuine reason for sale just too heavy for me to use anymore. £300 ono

Please ask any questions Viewing of roller welcome

Contact: Jackie Field, Eastbourne, East Sussex
07514 186507


Wanted

Item Details
I have recently added an ADANA 6×4 to the printshop and it is missing the lever mechanism that rotates the inked up disc. If anyone has one in their spares box and would like to sell it I would be very grateful indeed.

Contact: Simon Trewin , London UK
Simon@thegaragepress.com


March 2018

Wanted

Item Details
Looking for a proofing press or Heidelberg Cylinder Press (or something similar) in good working order for home print studio.

Message if anything comes available.

Contact: Roxanne Bottomley, Leeds
rrlbottomley@gmail.com


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Wharfedale Cylinder Press.

A rare opportunity to own a Wharfedale Press has arisen. If anyone would like to discuss the various possibilities regarding the press please contact Patrick Roe at The Logan Press.

Some information on the Link below. Many thanks.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgpLqVmjuUs/?taken-by=letterpress_supplies

Contact: Giles Hovendon, Ambleside, Cumbria
amrpress@hotmail.co.uk


 

Item Details
Cornerstone Composing stick (6, 8, 10 or 12″ model). Thumb lock. Graduated in ems.

Contact: Alan Thompson, St Albans, Hertfordshire
alanjamesthompson@gmail.com


Item Details
Traditional Letterpress & Printmaking Engineer / Restorer UK

Logan Press and AMR Press are looking to employ a person to work as an Engineer and Restorer on traditional Letterpress and Printmaking machinery. The position will be based in Northamptonshire, UK. An interest in working with old machinery is possibly more important than previous Print Engineering experience

Job is listed here on Indeed.com
https://www.indeedjobs.com/the-logan-press/_hl/en_GB

Contact: Giles Hovendon, Finedon, Northamptonshire
https://www.indeedjobs.com/the-logan-press/_hl/en_GB

February 2018

For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
We have 28 old wooden typecases. They are all the same in dimensions and layout and have until recently been in constant use.
The dimensions of the cases are 830 x 370mm and the largest compartment is 60 x 140mm. Sizes approximate. We are looking to sell them on for £28 per case and will sell individually or job lot. I can email photos if requested.
Postage to UK only.

Contact: Andrew Mattison, Accrington, Lancashire
info@daltons-printers.com


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Vandercook Universal III rise and fall bed
Universal III Vandercook with rise and fall bed. Lovely condition. Good working order.
Max sheet size 18.75 inches x 28 inches. Floor space 2 ft 1 inch x 6 foot 7 inches. Weight 1800lbs. Free delivery and installation in England and Wales and parts of Scotland. Free shipping to your nearest port overseas. We can also deliver to your door. This press is easy to use with motorised ink rollers and impression drum. Any trial. Can be seen working and can be tested. £9,000 + VAT including delivery. Phone, Rod +44 01453 766716

Contact: Rod Shaw, Stroud, Gloucestershire
2 Sprint Cottages, The Vatch, Slad, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7JY


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Furnival & Co, of Reddish & London, Express Guillotine (c1900?) for sale. 26inch (66cm) cutting width, overall blade length 36 inches (91.5cm), hand operated by handle. Two blades. Overall size approx 150 x 190cm, photos and plan available. Regularly used by same owner for over 25 years. Retirement sale, £500.00.

Contact: David Guest, Totnes, Devon
plymhouse95@gmail.com


Item Details
Hi i am looking for letterpress dies in 12pt new, looking for approx 5 sets ( of 120 pieces) in English, font spartan or similar they are for hot foil printing.

Contact: Mark at Rosette components supplies, Rugeley
07852101254


Item Details
At present a very small print studio based in central Somerset is on the look out for large (double height) type cabinets – as room is an issue we have the need for vertical stacking. Work on the new print space (Studio B) is progressing but awaiting the dry season (if we every have one here in the UK) before we start to pour concrete and lay bricks etc. Once complete the studio will offer print classes and open access, coupled with print as part of an occupational therapy program – Drop me a line if you have anything or any equipment leads – Many thanks

Contact: Carl Middleton, Milverton
carlmiddleton@neatdesign.org


Item Details
We are desperately in need of 6x 9″ x 13″ Galley Trays for our printmaking dept. If you have any or know of any that are available for a reasonable price please be in touch.

Contact: Andrew, Winchester, Hampshire
apr1e13@soton.ac.uk


December 2017

Wanted

Item Details
Heidelberg Platen 10 x 15 original foiling attachment.
I am missing my special chase, heated mount, heaters and thermostat.
Is there anyone in UK or europe that I can vuew their kit to be able to make similar items.
If anyone has any of the item to sell please contact me.

Thanks

phil

Contact: Heidelberg Platen T foiling Unit, Northampton
Phil Eldridge 07973 217504


Item Details
A truly beautiful Arab letterpress, treadle type, looking for a new owner. Also a full original cabinet of type – also in great condition. The machine moves well and photos are available. Buyer collects – swiftly if possible. Reasonable offers considered –

Contact: Judith, St Ives Cornwall
hognets@btinternet.com

November 2017

Wanted

Item Details
Hello,

We are small independent design and letterpress studio (Pressink) based in Bratislava Slovakia. We are currently looking for proof press – ideally Korrex, Vandercook or FAG Standard. We are open to any offers anywhere in the UK or elsewhere.

We are very keen to find one – so if you know about anything please let us know.

Best, Kristina

Contact: Kristina Uhrakova, Slovakia
hello@pressink.sk


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Adana Shop,
Fully Renovated Adana 8×5 printers by the experts with a choice of colour

£695.00 inc. a starter kit

Contact: Stuart Foster, Bridgewater, Somerset
adana2011@aol.com


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details

I am advertising a Peerless No. 1 printing press, Cropper, Charlton & Co Ltd, for sale.

After purchasing a house, a friend of mine, found this printing press in the garage. Unfortunately he doesn`t know if the machine is in full working order, but I do have pictures I can send of it.

The press seems to have been lying in the garage for a few years and needs a good clean. There are a few wooden trays of type.

Contact: Hazel Ross, Glasgow
hross7@hotmail.com


 

September 2017

Wanted

Item Details
I am looking for a furniture rack with furniture for my letterpress studio.

Contact: Lulu Macvee, Eyemouth, Scotland
lulumacvee@gmail.com


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Vandercook 4 flatbed proofing press.

Originally obtained as a project of restoration as I miss working with print machinery.

The machine is in working order apart from the parts taken off for restoration work, these are all present and correct with the machine.
I rescued the press from a customer of mine that used it to proof his images after acid etching.
I have a few of the original manuals to accompany the machine.
Reason for sale is a new addition to the family (no.3) does not leave me a great deal of time to complete what I originally had in mind.

I would like to see the machine go to a good home and be given a second life that it deserves.

£1750

Contact: Matthew Roberts, Northamptonshire
Matt.datron@gmail.com


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
Albion Press (early 19th Century) Cope, London 14 x 18 ¾ inches

I have not yet been able to fully establish the provenance of this very unusual press. James Mosely has commented:

“The Albion Press about which you write is indeed interesting. Its mechanism is very similar to that of the very earliest surviving presses made by Cope, and it has the three bolts for attaching the platen that relates it to what may be the earliest dated press, apparently of 1822, which is now at the Printing Museum of the Toppan Company in Tokyo.

That press was of course referred to briefly in the article by Reynolds Stone in his article on the Albion Press which was published in No. 2 of the Journal of the Printing Historical Society, which was reprinted separately by the Society not long ago.

The form of the cast staple is not known to me at all. The legs remind me of an illustration of an Albion press that I have seen and cannot quite think where. If it comes to me, I will tell you.

All in all, it does seem to me a very interesting survival and of some  historical importance. I am sure that it would be worth preserving, especially if the job of conservation were undertaken by someone skilledand scrupulous enough to record the various paint layers.”

More information – http://papermoulds.typepad.com/files/albion-details-08.08.2017—uncompressed.pdf

Contact: Simon Green, Maidstone
simongreen22@gmail.com


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
2 rule cutters and about 15 chases. Photos available. Free for collection but only if you take it all.

Contact: Simon Green, Maidstone
simongreen22@gmail.com


For Sale or Disposal

Item Details
1970 Korrex Nurnberg flat bed proof press in exceptional condition. Single phase 240V ink motor. We can convert to 110V for USA. Print area 38cm x 50cm. Prints perfectly.
Delivery, installation and tuition included in UK within 250 miles of GL6. Free delivery overseas. We can also deliver to your address overseas. £6,995 Call Rod on +44 01453 766716 or email: info@nonpareilpress.co.uk
www.beyondletterpress.weebly.com

Contact: Rod Shaw, Gloucestershire
01453 766716 info@nonpareilpress.co.uk www.beyondletterpress.weebly.com


Wanted

Item Details
Hello Letterpress Enthusiasts,
I was printing bits and pieces for my own satisfaction on small presses until three years ago, when illness intervened. Fortunately, I am well on the road to recovery. A few weeks ago I wandered into my garage and opened a tin of ink…anyone reading this will know what happened next. So off came the dust sheets and I began working on getting a Cropperette into action again. I would welcome any advice, photos or drawings that might exist. I am short of a chase(s), and I will need a new roller. Should anyone know where I might find such items I will be obliged. I’m also looking for 14 pt and 18pt Baskerville (M169) fonts. Not easy requests I know. But where is there a better site to ask ?

John

Contact: John Tittley, Hereford, Herefordshire.
centurion3@phonecoop.coop