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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas to me!

A new press on its way from Queensland.
Scored on Ebay.
I am terrified! Where will I put it? what will I do with Mavis Pearl? What will I have to do to it so it will print?
Its a Chandler & Price old style 10x15, produced around 1887 which is actually older than Mavis - Mavis was produced in 1892.
Its bigger, stronger, will allow me to print larger surface areas with even impression (I hope)
It needs a bit of cleaning up and a paint, and not sure what else yet until I lay eyes on it hopefully not much. Also not sure of its gender... will have to get to know it before I come to a decision. Roger, Joan, Francis, Norma....


  1. that's a gorgeous press! good find! must seem overwhelming, considering how big it is, but i'm sure you'll make it work! I'm hoping to acquire a press soon and love seeing what people are doing with letterpresses.

    If you don't mind me asking, how much did this one cost you?

    good luck with it! I'm sure you'll get it prettied up and running in no time.

  2. Hi Jay
    Not so overwhelmed now! We shall see when it arrives. I have to transport it over to Perth from Qld and that will cost nearly as much as the press! Depending on the condition of the rollers etc etc, the total bill is yet to be realized!