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9x13 Kelsey Excelsior Model FA Printing Press in search of a new home.
Serial number D59E - manufactured in 1959.
Niece Sunda wrote us:
"It was my uncle Bill (Umberto Di Rayata) who had the press and printed his book and manuscripts. After the press was given to my dad it was never used again."
This press was used by Umberto Di Rayata to print a book and some other texts, but the press was not heavily used. When he realized he wouldn't be using it again, he packed it up very well and gave it to his brother, Sunda's father, who never used it.
It remained, ink disk covered, with cardboard taped in place, rollers removed and otherwise quite clean - covered with a heavy cloth with everything packed away safely in Sunda's Father's warm, dry work shop for the past 20+ years.
But now Sunda's father is gone and her mother will be selling their home. The press is ready for a new home. It's in very good shape, needs only rollers to be fully operational
The Complete kit includes 7 Fonts in cases (lightly used) plus one unused case - all in clean condition.
Composing Sticks, Planing Block, Kelsey Brayer, Quoins & Key, Furniture, set of 9x13 Chase Bars
Four Original Kelsey Rollers (cores) in orginal Kelsey shipping tubes.
The rollers are in the tubes, but these shafts must be re-cast.
Other boxes include some new, unused fonts, many tubes of Kelsey oil-based ink (likely still usable) 38 pounds of miscellaneous type, handy boxes and more.
Press appears to be in very good to excellent condition
Press is as-is Ridgefield, New Jersey.
Needs only rollers, oiling and a bit of tlc.
to make an offer and discuss moving or shipping of this press
crating (for shipping via common carrier): $150.
Shipping: typical cost $150-250 in Continental US.
Alaska, Hawaii, Overseas shipping can be calculateed
Personal delivery: $150 plus $1.50 mile over 30 miles from Ridgefield, New Jersey
Pick up in person: Free.
Note: It may take two men to lift this press. It is quite heavy... approx. 150 lbs.