|5x8 Kelsey Model U
Table Top Platen
at the Excelsior
SOLD for $800
This press has not been fully restored with fresh paint or anything,
and some is worn off, and some has been chipped off over the years, but
it does not need such a thorough restoration to print well and to be
used. I did clean some light surface rust off of the roller hooks
frisket arms and also cleaned the back of the ink-stained ink table.
The I cut some fresh packing for it and here it is. I am still waiting
for a set of new rollers and to do some test prints - adjust the platen
if needed, etc...
Otherwise, I feel as though this press is in fine shape and will be
ready to return to service as soon as I get some good rollers on it.
It's important that the roller hooks be clean and rust and paint-free.
Not only do the rollers have to roll freely within the hooks, but they
hooks themselves must travel freely as the rollers move up and down
through their inking path.
The frisket fingers, as well,must be clean, since they will be touching