5x8" Table Top Side Lever
Pilot-style Platen Press
Contact Excelsior Press
Completely restored to better than factory new condition
by Louis Colavecchio
(note: Lou has retired from doing press restoration)
with brand new wooden feed board and brand new rubber rollers
note: This press is designed using the same platen movement technique chosed by Heidelberg when they created the vernable Heidelberg Windmill. Craftsmen apparently felt that copying Heidelberg's engineering principles and using a compound side lever would give them a press that would exceed the quality, impression and overall and capability of the competing Kelsey designs of that era.
for information on this press or one like it.
CRAFTSMEN MACH. CO.
Craftsman Machinery (U.S.) Catalog from 1955
click either image above to see enlarged version
Available for immediate shipment
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: THERE WILL BE A $ 125.00 CRATING FEE.
of this press, as well as type, furniture and other supplies are
available at our New
Jersey Letterpress Museum Print Shop.
Craftsmen Machinery Co no longer produces this press, but is still in business in Massachusetts.
|"Before" Photos of this press during