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.