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Re: Can anyone identify this press???



Hi,

I haven't looked at the images but the general opinion seems to be that
the object is a mangle or clothes wringer.  If so these can easily be
adapted, as  many respondents have suggested, for relief printing.   I have a
friend
who has one which works wonderfully for collographs and lino prints.   It has
no
fixed bedding plate, you simply placed the traditional sandwich of plate,
paper and blankets on a strong but flexible base such as heavy card or
laminate
which is slightly smaller than the width of the rollers.   The "base board"
with
the plate, paper and blanket on it  is fixed between the rollers and held in
place at the front edge.   The handle is then turned and the "sandwich" fed
through the press.   I imagine is would work equally as well for woodblocks.

Regards,   Colleen Drew
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Member Primrose Paperworks Co-operative
http://www.aimit.com.au/primrose/



"Peter D. Verheyen" wrote:

> Received the following today. Anyone have a clue. The image can be seen at
> <http://www.philobiblon.com/whatkindofpress.jpg>.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Peter
>
> >From: bpress <bpress@bestweb.net>
> >To: PDV <verheyen@philobiblon.com>
> >Subject: Press???
> >
> >
> >Peter - Someone sent me the attached scan thinking it was a letterpress.
> >Looks more like a clothes wringer to me, but maybe it is some other
> >bookarts press. Nice piece of equipment. If this is something bookarts,
> >can you help or get help from the bookarts list? I can post the jpg if
> >you need to link an inquiry to a photo.  Hope all goes well. Regards
> >--Elizabeth
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