equipment in use at the Excelsior Press

  Willis "Pops" Heckman's Garage Letterpress Shop
 in Allentown, PA
formerly of
Miers-Johnson Printing
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1950
                    10x15 Heidelberg Windmill Platen Press

1950 10x15 Heidelberg Windmill
operating


Sal's father-in-law, Willis "Pops" Heckman was a union typographer/printer who had hsi own private letterpress and offset print shop over 20 years ago in his garage in Allentown, PA.

Willis passed away in December, 2019.
ITC Diploma
The property where the shop is located will soon be sold and everything has to go.

Included is a 1950 Heidelberg Windmill Platen, a Multilith 1250 Offset Duplicator, a bunch of type and galleys and a Monotype - key board and caster, and "a ton of" parts.
It is not currently operational, but could be. It's all there - parts & supplies.


Multilith 1250
                            Offset press

Multilith 1250 Offset Duplicator
aka "Gray Multi" - circa 1960
Challenge Paper Cutter
Challenge Paper Cutter


Type
                            Cabinet
Type cases - left side
Type
                            Cabinet
Type Cases - right side
Galley Cabinet

Sloped Galley Racks
Galley Cabinet

200 galleys in racks

MONOTYPE & PARTS

Monotype
                            Keyboard

Monotype Keyboard Holder
Monotype Caster

Monotype Caster
Monotype Parts

Monotype Part

Plus boxes of paper tape and other related parts & supplies
Monotype Parts
Monotype Parts

Keyboard

Keyboard
Keyboards

Four Keyboards

All parts are perfectly preserved in their original Wooden Monotype storage boxes.





Please Contact us or
contact Sal Ghazi directly.

Update: 4/26 - The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA may be adding the entire lot to their collection, pending decision of the Board of Directors.






Please visit our "Letterpress Rescue" page and
contact us

to connect with the owner of this equipment

page last updated April 24, 2020


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