85 results for kelsey printing press. Buy It Now +$5.00 shipping. No. Thank you, yours, RAY. Vintage Antiques and More! Back in 2010, the late Gene Mosher, last owner of the Kelsey Company, gave me a file box filled with notes about roller sizes for all sorts of presses - Kelseys and dozens upon dozens of other presses. Price for the set – $35 – shipping $8 packed in cardboard with tracking, This is the fourth 5×8 that I have owned. At the time he wanted far more for the equipment and inventory than I figured it to be worth, so we never struck up a deal. The only side-lever press made by Kelsey, it was also made with a 5″x8″ chase. It seems as if the company (and its founder) likely have a rich history, but I haven’t been able to find more than a few paragraphs here or there - mostly in descriptions of Excelsior presses. Price for all items pictured above in the 5×8 outfit – $775, Interested? There goes my idea of turning it into a letterpress museum… . Checked on google maps to see if it’d pin point which building, and it shows what might be the entrance to one of them. Published: [Washington? Offset and later computer graphics really did the company in. $8.50 shipping. Germany ANG. Oh - and of course, it will all be documented online as well. I have a set of used 3×5 rollers which I will sell for $75 if a purchaser of one of my presses would like them. Vintage Antiques For Sale. of Lock and Key Press… Click on this link for larger images of some of the front covers. Snow (1896-1969) from the original owner, William Kelsey. Price for the entire lot – $75 – Shipping $6. Published: Boston : David R. Godine, 1978. I think when I bought it in the late 70s it was around $225. Referring to the younger Snow, Harris comments as follows: “On his death Snow left a thick file of his notes, which was his Kelsey Press History. But Elizabeth Harris and others have done a great job already, so my 2 cents isn’t all that much needed at the moment…. Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, Prop. g St-Sek Form Diagram of Diagram Of Type Dist.ribnting • Drying the Printed Sheeü Electrotype Cut .14 INDEX HERE'S HOW YOUR PRESS … Quoins are used to lock your printing type in a letterpress chase. U.S.A. 2 – GAEBEL, Larchmont, NY – Cat. I was told that Davick had the remaining Kelsey inventory. Harris is a retired Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian Institution and Briar Press consultant. We have the best deals on Antique Printing Press so stop by and check us out first! Meriden, CT 06450. According to this bio, NA Graphics owns Kelsey: http://www.letterpressprinters.org/bios_046.htm. She writes that Snow’s grandfather had worked for Kelsey 50 years earlier. Elizabeth - I’m looking at the Harris’ book right now - what a wonderful outline and description of 19th century presses! So, scroll through the listings of presses and equipment below. The Kelsey Press Co. was purchased in 1923 by Glover A. West Granville is actually where Glover Snow spent most of his summers and is now buried there with his wife. Their own type foundry (New England Type) combined with their complete line of printers … Since I’m so close to Meriden, I’d be willing to do a little leg work in visiting their historical society collections / library, but it would also be nice to have a bit more information before starting that process. Their type was actually monotype, which wasn’t as strong as type cast on a Thompson, but it was cheaper than another foundry which they also carried, but I forget the name of this one. 1936 KELSEY PRINTING COMPANY Press Catalogs BROCHURE PAMPHLETS Meriden C Antique "Excelsior" Printing Press Antique Printing Press W/Blocks & Letters,"KELSEY 3X5 EXCELSIOR", Mereid I have chosen not to clean and restore this set to lock up your Kelsey, Chandler & Price or other letterpress chase so you can clean/restore as you desire. 02387149 England Kelsey Publishing The Kelsey Company produced hand presses from the 1870’s through the 1980’s. I worked at Kelsey between 1971 and 1979. The printing company provides full-service printing and serves small and large businesses throughout the area. For a short time before NA Gaphics was formed, I was buying Kelsey supplies from a company called Davick Company. I’ll take a swing by as I go through Meriden every morning. Several years later, I heard that he had sold the bulk of it for a fraction of it’s worth. Also the Connecticut Foundry where the parts were produced also went under right towards the end. Cross street seems almost like an alley. NA graphics may have some supplies for the press, but all manufacturing capability now is lost, I am certain. Any printer could buy cheaper and with no shipping simply by buying locally. Unfortunately, this promise was never kept. All these interests have continued, and rolled into the career decision of becoming a full time out-of-print bookseller, and newspaper publisher. Description. Get the best deals on kelsey press when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. This four page publication contained tips, lessons, business hints, and of course some ads. I could even lift it myself. Couple of bigger brick buildings around there. Gene Mosher gave it to me along with much more of his personal memorabilia and Kelsey Co. archive during a visit to see him a few years before he passed. He had no further information on the disposition of the other records, equipment or supplies, but left me with the impression that the grandchildren simply sold everything off to get rid of it. It is lighter in weight than the C&P the way it is designed. The Granary, Downs Court, Yalding Hill, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6AL +44 (0) 1959 543 747. How many presses did they sell? France 24367 View It on eBay. Buy the Book “Personal Impressions” The small Printing Press in nineteenth-century America by Elizabeth Harris. The third generation usually ruins a company. Works fine, but this composing stick should be cleaned/restored. Registered No. The locations are about 1/4 mile apart. The shot is fairly old. I realize that Hunterdon County, New Jersey is a bit off the beaten path, so to speak, so although visitors are welcome, this inter-web thing is certainly more convenient…, http://excelsiorpress.org/blog/blog.2017.html. Size 6 x 10, Patented U.S.A. Updated. Do you remember what address you went to and what the building looked like? Here’s a link to the Amazon.com listing for the book - my university library has it so I’ll check it out today if they’re open. I just posted and i’m not sure where it went. Price $25 — shipping will be $8.25 packed in cardboard with tracking. This is a versatile size press, and just perfect for home or small business use. Interesting thread. The Kelsey Company produced hand presses from the 1870’s through the 1980’s. In addition, this packet also contained the Kelsey "Handy Pocket Price List No. A SPARE CHASE for a 5x8 Kelsey Co Letterpress. They just have no idea what their father and grandfather went through building the business. Not having a lot of luck finding anyone doing it already in CT. Housing it in the old Kelsey building would just be a hoot though huh?! THE KELSEY COMPANY, MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT “PRINT YOUR OWN” – PRINTING PRESS – LETTERPRESS Oh, the “good old days.” Different businesses had small printing presses for their own needs, and boys were encouraged to start a printing business. If you are new to letterpress, and would like to get a wonderful introduction, I have made a PDF of THE PRINTER’S GUIDE BOOK, Published by The Kelsey Company, Meriden, Conn. 8th Edition. here is a gallery of additional views of the press – click on any of them to open to larger images: and, here are the supplies and accessories included with this outfit: Included are: furniture, quoins and quoin key to lock up your forms, Printer’s Guide, an old Kelsey Supply Book, Tympan paper, composing stick, galley tray, roller guides, roller wheels you will see in one of the type cases. here is the press with the supplies that go with it – followed by close ups: Included are: furniture for the chase, chase bars, lead spacing, roller wheels, composing stick, gauge pins, a pack of new tympan paper for the press, and a rough copy of the Kelsey Guide to Printing. Please see pictures of first refurbishment below and know that even if you aren’t the first buyer (which is the press … Apr. Forty pages (32 plus 8 supplemental), and everything you need to know to operate your letterpress shop. I visited the Kelsey Company in Meridan Conn during the winter of 1972 and had a very pleasant meeting with the company manager, Gene Mosher. Gene was very helpful to me in explaining much of the history and activity of Kelsey Co. The history of the Kelsey Company and their small Excelsior Press begins in 1872, but the development of the Kelsey and similar presses was influenced by events - and an interest in private printing and … 7 S 0 P O N S O A R P A 7 E E D-1-1 U J-1 0 F J-1-1. 1966 — 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398 Offered as a collection are four older collectible Pica Rulers that you can use with your Kelsey or Chandler & Price or other home letterpress print shops. THIS CHASE WAS BOUGHT in the 1980's. Googles satellite view as close as it’ll go. His Excelsior became the longest-lasting press on … Kelsey was located at 62 South Colony St. before moving to Cross Street. It is still in its original collection of Kelsey literature mailed to a Chicago printer in an envelope received on July 24, 1950. The church is located at 62 North Colony Street. Plenty of other references but I do know their original plant was demolished for urban renewal and I believe the plant they were in when they were closed also was torn down. Customers have praised Omega Printing … So, they should be able to provide you with all the information you need. jrgpress - At the moment you posted your inquiry I happened to be researching some information in the book Personal Impressions by Elizabeth Harris that others have mentioned. Antique CHANDLER PRICE PRESS Press From Local Museum Printing Shop ... 1897 Golding and Co Pearl Antique printing press … 1965 — 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 388, 389 Meridan, Conn England 22035 I just find it an interesting topic, and this seems like a place where perhaps we could collect a bit more information about it for others interested in letterpresses. Save this search. For example, does anyone know the address/site of the original factory? I’ve enjoyed restoring a few Kelsey presses, and live not far from Meriden, CT (site of the original company). Thus, the truck and roller turn together and this is a significant improvement over the original Kelsey … This booklet is online in the CircuitousRoot Kelsey Notebook. Sadly, he died before we had a chance to collaborate on further documentation of Kelsey Co and its history. You won't have any complaints with your local Minuteman Press … Snow ran the company until 1965, at which time he turned the company over to his son-in-law, C. Eugene Moser (1923-2013) who operated The Kelsey Co… Updated. and I really don’t recall the outside of the building, other than it was brick and rather old. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Ink, and then any type you may want unless you will be using the press for die cutting or your art projects. I thought it best to let the next owner do that to his or her satisfaction. There was always a few tables that had a Kelsey ad on them. Did the company ever produce things other than presses? Having re-read the bio mentioned above by Bielerpr, I do recall a missing piece of information. It might be worth reaching out to stamp collectors for more info through www.stamps.org. Thanks. View It on eBay. I’ll give this a read through over the next few days-weeks, and see what remaining questions that I have! I believe it is still in print and used copies are available - Amazon, Alibris, etc. http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Impressions-Printing-Nineteenth-Century-A... Elizabeth Harris has two other books that might also be helpful…. I had a trade shop which contained a 10x15 C&P, 2 5x8’s Kelsey’s and one 6x10 Kelsey (which I still have and would like to restore). What happened when it closed, and what were the circumstances that led to this? While reading Glover Snow's notes on the history of the small press, I just learned that it was Bill Kelsey who standardized sizes of the Excelsior Self-Inking presses in 1901 - years before Glover Snow was involved in the company. I bought my 3x5 press from Kelsey in Meriden CT in the late 70s. That was quite a few years ago…. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Kelsey Printing Press Company. Used lightly, as owner moved over to larger presses and … I wish I had gotten in on the above threads when they were active a year or two ago. Sad end to a century legacy…. Anyone know what my 3x5 press is worth today? I have an updated price list from them dated March 1st 1985 w/the order address: The Kelsey Company Updated. KELSEY COMPANY PRINTING PRESS CHASE. I was probably one of the last persons in the plant when Gene Mosher was liquidating it. preservation of all letterpresses and printing is what I’d focus on. I am hoping you will receive some additional comments on your questions and on the years following Snow’s account of the Kelsey history. 4 – HAROLD PRESS, Baltimore, MD, “Shrunken Newspaper Gauge” – made of wood, about 6 inches long, and closer up shot of the two smaller rules, Price for the lot – $30 – shipping will be $4 packed in cardboard with tracking. 0 bids. … I also recently discovered from a neighbor who is a stamp collector that the Kelsey sales and correspondence records - which included order forms mailed in from quite literally all over the world - sold at high prices to stamp collectors all around the world, based purely on the value of the stamps used to mail the order forms to Kelsey. Give us the opportunity to quote your next project. We have recently have acquired three C&P Pilot 6.5″ x 10″ tabletop letterpress printing presses. 3 – LINOTYPE ELEKTRON – MERGENTHALER – “The Fastest Linecaster Ever Built”  – about 7 11/16 inches tip to tip HOME and into HIBERNATION — 5 DECEMBER 2020 – 1965 AIRSTREAM CARAVEL, 1965 AIRSTREAM CARAVEL — LADY RAB III — A Week Later, 27 November 2020, An “OLD-FASHIONED THANKSGIVING” – 26 November 2020, LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS CONTEST – 4TH ANNUAL, COVID CASES UP IN WALPOLE – LUCY’S November 29 Report, WALPOLE TOWN HALL – COVID ACCESS – CLARIFIED – 27 November 2020. 6 1893 ANTIQUE KELSEY & CO. EXCELSIOR MODEL 3X5 PRINTING PRESS, MERIDEN CONN.. It is of interest … I will have more to add to it as I organize my notes and other stuff. Since that early age, my enjoyment with my presses has continued. Buying presses and equipment whenever possible, I currently have (November 2020) the following items I do not need, and would like to place in a new home for someone else’s enjoyment. EXCELSIOR Kelsey Co Mercury Printing Press model 6 x 10 Tons of Supplies. It is mounted on an old wooden base to stay secure while printing and making impressions. Jon. I’m wondering if anyone has a detailed history of the Kelsey Press company, or if there are any letterpress historians who have anecdotes or knowledge of the company. Please contact me when disposing of your books – thank you, RAY rayboas@comcast.net, CLICK ON IMAGES BELOW FOR DETAILS ON THESE ITEMS, CLICK THIS LINK TO REVIEW NEW ADDITIONS TO OUR INVENTORY, KELSEY PRINTING PRESSES and LETTERPRESS SUPPLIES. I’m hoping, and i know it’s a stretch, that it’s unused still and could be used for a preservation society. The Common press : being a record, description & delineation of the early eighteenth-century handpress in the Smithsonian Institution ; with a history & documentation of the press by Elizabeth Harris ; and drawings & advice on construction by Clinton Sisson. Dave Peat got the patterns for castings on several of the presses (he and I went to Meriden together on that last voyage to Kelsey). It is undated, but when Kelsey and Co. was still in operation the owner of this copy, Stephen O. Saxe, compared it … The only better size press to have (in my opinion) is a 6×10 bed. And, Ink. Offered is a 3x5 printing press named Excelsior, made in USA. There is still a lot of data to be gathered about these presses, and it would be interesting to have more information on Kelsey and his operation, as well as on his press model names and numbers as they relate to date of manufacture as discussed in http://www.briarpress.org/5829. Not sure which building it would have been though. On a 5×8 you can use quoins or set screws to lock up your form for printing. They also tried to greatly expand their paper stock sales, but again their prices were no where close to the printer buying at wholesale from a local mill. If anyone knows of any published work on Kelsey, that might also be a good place to start. I am keeping the one I bought maybe ten years ago because it serves so many uses. I am in possesion of a print press machine. This is the smoothest moving 3×5 that I have owned. Made by The Star Tool Mfg. Email me, and I will send you a PayPal invoice. The company tried to get into Offset supplies in the early 80’s but failed because of their prices. Robert Wilson is my father, and the town listed is Granville, MA. I got the chance to swing by today. "Kelsey trucks for 5x8, 6x10 presses, each" $ 5.50 TR58 These are turned from steel and have a milled slot on one side that engages the crimp on the roller core (steel shaft). Contact me, click on this link for contact information. Seems that she was a curator at the Smithsonian. WHAT YOU WILL NEED – chase bars (I can provide dimensions so you can make them, or there is an Ebay seller with them) new rollers (very easy to buy new, and something that always has to be bought new when getting a press). I have redone the chase with the appropriate “machine gray” paint. of Lock and Key Press… Printing Presses; Rubber Stamp Making; Postal History of the Graphic Arts. This press operates fine, but for some reason over the years was covered with lots of different paints. Happy to send you the PDF for $3. Trust me, the location on Cross St would not be a place to house a press museum. Free shipping on many items | Browse your favorite brands ... 127 piece 2,6,24,& 36pt LEADING/SPACING KIT PRINTING PRESS KELSEY LETTERPRESS. The KP History, as he called it, takes the company from its foundation in 1872 up through Snow’s own time.”, One section of this book is titled Kelsey’s Own Story. Even though press sales were down at this time, they always stated as long as some printer somewhere wanted one, they would produce it. Are there collections of interesting items produced by Kelsey presses, or is most of this lost to history? Nothing was numbered. Watch; 1000's 70+ lbs Kelsey 5x8 & Others Printing Press … He took me upstairs to large room and showed me an amazing collection which I believe represented one each of every press Kelsey had ever made. As a youngster, I also worked in my darkroom with black and white photography, and collected  US Commemorative Stamps, which lead to my pleasure with history. They simply ran out of customers and couldn’t keep ‘er going. Unique slide for holding type in place while setting. Quoins are essentially a pair of wedges, facing opposite directions, and can easily be used on a 5×8 printing press or larger size press. This PDF is from my own copy that I obtained in 1957. 1968 — 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410 I understand the grandkids were running the show at this time. Harris, Elizabeth. Started out part time, but ended up running the manufacturing for a few years before I left. The lot on the top of the street is now a large new brick building. Probably a “keeper.”. It bears the printing code "50 1/4 Y". Glover Snow who ran the show from the 20’s until close to his death in 1969 was my great uncle. Scroll all the way down for the Kelsey 5×8 Press outfit that I have for sale. In her book she mentions Glover Snow who took over the Kelsey Company in 1923. 1971 — 422 But one thing I did want to mention right away before I forget or get side tracked with another “gotta do this right now”… is that I am in possession of the model of the Kelsey factory shown in the article above. Hi All, I am curious as to what the value may be. I have the four images below in a gallery view which you can “click” on to see larger size images. I’ll try and make it a point to look around more when I have time to do more than just drive through. “FOR THOSE WHO PRINT FOR OTHERS OR FOR THEMSELVES”, 1964 — 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380 Search. Press outfits will need to be picked up, or maybe following payment I can meet you within 100 miles. This is an extra set that came with a 5×8 Kelsey Press that I am restoring for resale. His shared knowledge has helped me do better restorations of Kelsey presses. Cross street seems to be right off the highway so it’ll be an easy thing to check out. VERY NICE ANTIQUE KELSEY & CO. EXCELSIOR MODEL 3X5 PRINTING PRESS, MERIDEN CONN. Snow ran the company until 1965, at which time he turned the company over to his son-in-law, C. Eugene Moser (1923-2013) who operated The Kelsey Co., until it closed in 1994. Price. Quoins can be found, BUT, keys are seldom seen for sale, making this listing special. 1967 — 399, 400, 403 Design, printing and promotional products, we are the place to go for all of your marketing products and services. Quoins are essentially a pair of wedges, facing opposite directions, and can easily be used on a 5×8 printing press or larger size press. Omega Printing has been serving the Irving area for more than 30 years. Snow (1896-1969) from the original owner, William Kelsey. Under $160.00 - apply Price filter. Kelsey & Company Gene Mosher, his son-in-law ran it with his sons until the market just went away. $1,200.00. It is in need of some restoration—is pretty rusty. Antique original New York Times printing press … Another anecdote, if one looks closely in the Printer’s guide you will see a name and address in the composing stick. Some issues have binder three-ring binder holes. These two items have been reprinted separately (see below). 708 – 6 & 12 PT / Inches / Agate – about 8 3/4 inches tip to tip Price for all items pictured above in the 3×5 outfit – $385. in business timing is everything, and I was just a few years too early. I do think that a preservation society for Kelsey Presses is a GREAT idea. 1970 — 417, 418, 419, 420 Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, Prop. Will ship at around 25 pounds. 30 Cross St And Pete Wilson was kind enough to answer for me many questions about how Kelsey presses were produced - from casting to machining to hand-finishing where needed. 1973 — 431, 432. William A. Kelsey began making inexpensive presses for amateurs in 1872. English A catalogue of printing presses, materials, and type by W. A. Kelsey and Co. As to your inquiry on other possible products made by Kelsey, see the reprint of Dr. Baker's Grape Cure in an article by Elizabeth Harris, reprinted with permission, in an earlier version of this site. Other items can be shipped. So those records do exist - in stamp collections. Cast iron and steel. Here is a second clean Kelsey Excelsior press with some additional supplies. Watch. Not as smooth gliding as my other outfit, but serviceable for your small projects. Interesting. Antique Printing Press Wood Block Letters Lot Of 187 . WHAT YOU WILL NEED – new rollers (very easy to buy new, and something that always has to be bought new when getting a press). However, Glover Snow's father apparently helped Bill Kelsey … I went to the Meriden Conn plant a few years before they shut it down to look at the tooling and to negotiate with Gene to take over the operation. Chromatic Printing Press; Kelsey Printing Press Company; Kramer Web Press; Golding & Co. Safety; Stuff For Sale; Contacts and … The boy and his press / by Elizabeth Harris. Everything I’ve seen so far looks like it’s in use. 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