I picked up a 1870’s Arab printing press this weekend. Heavy thing. Thanks to the guys at City Press in Brechin for helping out. The printing press will be used as part of our Co-op in Orkney. All it needs is some ink and some new roller cores, for which I am hunting around right now.
The Arab treadle press was one of the most common presses a hundred years ago. 40,000 were made and they are considered the best of their kind in the world. We are totally buzzed to have it and cant wait to start treadling.