The Adana 8 x 5

Adana MO125 (the 8 x 5)
Adana MO125 (the 8 x 5)
Adana MO125 (the 8 x 5)

In June 1953, the Adana Eight-Five was unveiled costing £16.80. There have been a total of three variants —

  • Mk I: A two-part frame with each roller on an individual spring-loaded arm
  • Mk. II: (c. early 1960s) A two-part frame with rollers held on a single, sprung T-arm
  • Mk. III: (c. early 1970s) A frame in one part with the single, sprung T-arm

This press is probably the most popular amateur press in the UK.  In addition there has been a hot foil version of the machine.

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