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Two Presses & Rosback Perforator needing a buyer or rescue
Email from Cathy:
Hello - Alan
found your site - and I really appreciate your
devotion to the craft and quick response. Here
are the pictures. Hope you can see enough to
have something to work with. I sure wish I had
read your articles before we got back there to clean
out the junk around the presses - we might have known
where to look for the serial number.
The presses are located in a garage in
Tennessee. They have been sitting in there since
the '70s. Dad lost his location as a print shop
owner and everything moved to our basement and
garage. He sold off almost all of his presses
and type cases (and scary paper cutter) but still had
these two presses, the perforator, some random
type, slugs, and oil cans in the basement.
I'm in Arizona but have local folks in
Tennessee who have access to the property.
Dad started his business in the 1950's with my
uncle. My uncle spun off into his own
shop. My older cousin worked for my uncle, then
operated that shop himself until it closed. My cousin is still in town and
says he has equipment to move the presses if
anyone needs help.
These presses were used in location by a pressman who cared for his presses. However, they have been unused since his death and have been stored in a ground-level garage. They appear to be in need of some TLC - oily and surface rust removal.
The larger press appears to be a 12x18 C&P or Kluge - with automatic feed and advanced fountain inking system and four form rollers for excellent coverage. The smaller press appears to be a good standard 8x12 or 10x15 C&P New Series.and looks to be in good shape. Both presses will need new rollers & some Scotch-brite cleaning - and a good oiling, but otherwise should work well as hand-fed presses.
Both presses have electric motors, but may also have crank shafts so that treadles could be added and they could be converted to treadle operation.
We cannot vouch for - or recommend - the automatic feed on the larger press, but it can be removed and replaced with a set of wooden feed boards. The feed board mount is already on the press, so adding a feed board would only take a few minutes.
The larger press includes an advanced inking system with a full ink fountain, and four form rollers for excellent ink coverage, a brake, and an electric Motor. The smaller press has a set of full fountain mounting brackets, an electric motor and a foot brake.
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October 25, 2017
Rosback Perforator also available
note: one just like this just sold on Wired Bids
... and here's some more info from Cathy about the Perforator:
"I contacted Rosback. They have advised the perforator model is the "Twenty-Two Special" from 1963. It is the knife cut type (not round). They sent me a copy of the manual. If you are interested, I can attach copies of the details they sent over. "
to get a message to Cathy about your interest in these presses