Pearl Number 11 Improved

Pearl Number 11 Improved

press nickname: The Pearl

year built: early 1900’s

largest printable area: 7 x 11 inches

weight: 730 lbs.

impressions per hour: 1,800 max

hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

distinguishing characteristics to this particular press: Foot-powered treadle and wavy spokes remind us what printing used to look like. Original price (100 years ago)? $135. Read more.

a few words from the printer who uses it: Harold bought this press from a man who used it to print labels for vials of bull semen.

why we love this particular press: It’s the only press that works when the power goes out. Which has never happened for more than 5 minutes, but…just in case.