it’s finally here!

check out what I brought home yesterday! This new-to-me printing press is a 1934 Chandler and Price platen press that I bought from Maggie and Phil in Alexandria.

8x12press

Phil’s father was a hobby printer and had a garage full of printing treasures. Phil described him as a man who took his hobbies very seriously and gave 200% into everything he did. I and several other printers & collectors were lucky enough to take home some of these hidden beauties.

I still have quite a ways to get this guy in printing order (it hadn’t been printed with in over 20 years). Next on the to-do? Get new rollers & trucks, a boxcar base, tympan paper, and clean all the layers of dirt and grease off this thing!

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