Lou's Rhode Island Restored Presses
offers this Fully Restored
5x8" Table Top Side Lever
Pilot-style Platen Press
Contact Excelsior Press or contact Lou directly.
Completely restored to better than factory new condition
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.
CRAFTSMEN MACH. CO.
Craftsman Machinery (U.S.) Catalog from 1955
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 restoration