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View on eBay: Thompson British Auto Platen Press Letterpress Printing Press - Vintage Working*

Seller's description:

Thompson Letterpress -  Working Condition

Collection Only from Stroud, Gloucestershire.  We can also quote for delivery if preferred, just send us your postcode.

VAT is included - VAT Invoice available on request

With the recent rise in popularity of Letterpress printing and other artisanal printing techniques, these Thompsons are getting harder and harder to source.

Accessories Include : Narrow Chase / Open Chase / plus some parts and other bits and bobs

From 'The British Printer' :

Modern, versatile and popular clam-shell automatic platen manufactured by T.C. Thompson, Manchester U.K. Advantages claimed by the manufacturer were its direct feed onto the guides (lays), a definite advantage when feeding thin or floppy stock which tended to crease or buckle easily, lateral delivery gripper bar which duplicated the feeder and reduced the distance to travel, a supplementary 'left hand' side lay which pushed to the right, necessary when backing up in dead register and the novel idea of having the forme rollers geared to the roller tracks which stopped any skidding especially at high speed.

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