For Sale. Misc. press parts & supplies, plate processing supplies & tools, et al.

Turtles. Two turtles available. 24" by 28", 24" by 30". Height is adjustable. Heavy steel tables with swivel casters. Very useful for moving heavy letterpress materials, especially to and fro press.

• M.VHuffman Lightweight Expandable Speed Furniture in Cabinet. Cabinet holds 21 pieces of magnesium expandable furniture: 15 x 30 (2), 20 x 20 (2), 20x 30 (2), 25 x 20 (2), 25 x 30 (2), 30 x 20 (2), 30 x 30 (2), 35 x 20 (1), 35 x 30 (1), 40 x 20 (1), 40 x 30 (1), 45 x 30 (1), 50 x 30 (1), 50 x 30 (1). Indispensable.  Made by  M.V. Huffman Mfg. Co., LA, Calif. Cabinet measures 13-3/4" by 14-1/8" by 4-5/8" (5-3/8" with furniture). 40+ pounds with furniture. The cabinet is very well made (but has a couple of slight impressions on top) and painted (no manufacturer’s name). $1,650.

Challenge Hi-Speed Quoins in Cabinet. Cabinet holds eight each of 3", 4.5", 6", 7.5", 9", 10.5", and 12" long high speed quoins. American Printing Equipment & Supply Co. cabinet is well made and in excellent condition. Very rare. Challenge Mchry. Co. quoins are complete. Used (with ink stains) but all in working condition. Challenge sold the product line to Bar-Plate in 1996. The 4.5", 7.5", and 10.5" are no longer made. Cabinet measures 15-11/32" by 11-9/16" by 4-7/32" and with quoins is very heavy (over 50 pounds!). $1,825.

• Boraxo Pro-Pumice bar soap. Unopened bars of a hard-working soap that effectively removes grime from hands. Manufactured by Dial but recently discontinued. A professional grade hand-cleaning bar with moisturizers including aloe vera and crushed apricot seeds. Combines cleaning power of soap and borax with scrubbing action of pumice. Biodegradable, recyclable packaging. 32 4.25-oz bars in box. Total with shipping, $78.

Lewis Roberts Fine Printing Inks wall display. Vintage promo wall display for ink cans [from Lewis Roberts Inc., Mpls.]. 11-1/4 pounds. 27-1/4" high, 19-1/2" wide, 4-1/2" deep. Five shelves measure 18-3/4" by 3-3/8" each. Structurally very good, thin steel. Quite retro (!) with many old ink stains, etc. $250.

Vandercook press pins. Alloy steel pins used throughout Vandercook SP presses and others. Must have on hand in case of breakage on press. Nominal pin diameter is 5/16" (0.0002" tolerance/oversized), 1-1/2" long, 11,500 lb single shear, Grade 8. Pin has one beveled and one rounded end. $4.75 per (no limit).

Storage Brass Galley Tray. Chicago Brass Company (Patented, Kenosha, Wisconsin). 24" long by 6-3/4" wide by 5/8" deep. Borders (all around) are 1/4" wide with similar grove. Weighs 4 pounds, 1-1/2 ounces. Colored through use and outside bottom scratched but no noticeable internal scratching. More pics available. $95.00.

Steel Press PointsSteel press points are often used on cylinder presses such as a Vandercook to prevent slurring of the type at the bottom of the sheet. They are locked in the lower part of the form outside of the printing area. These catch the sheet as it flips away from the cylinder and prevents it from dragging across the type. They are less than type-high thus do not print. They measure 10 picas in length, one pica thick, with points separated from each other by 5.5 pica. Made with Linotype lead metal. $40 each.
Press Points

• Hi-speed quick change aluminum furniture, MV Huffman Mfg. Co., LA. In addition to the cabinet with 21 sets of furniture (above), sold separately are singles from 10-pica to 60-pica. Inquire.

New brass .918 bearer supports 24-pt by 26 inches from Stephenson Blake, Sheffield, England. Price is $140 each. Sold in sets of two only.

Double S font of English Resalite furniture in double font wood cabinet. $1,800 pick up only.

Aluminum furniture made in Holland. Small clean family of 40-pica length in widths of 6-pica (2), 4-pica (4), 3-pica (3), 2-pica (5).

Urethane Sponge Roller. Quickly removes excess moisture from the surface of photopolymer plates after washout during processing. 18" long small pore sponge roller (1-3/8" diameter) with 22" hollow aluminum shaft. These last quite some long time if stored in a container of water. New, in wraps. $149.95 plus shipping.

Cylinder press bed plate. 33 by 20 inches (originally designed for a Vandercook 320). High grade 303 stainless steel  (resistant to corrosion, non-magnetic) deadly precise at .05" thickness, and parallel from end to end, length and width. Produced at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (but never went to outer space!). Make a really good offer.

Raw Photopolymer Plate Strips are available in various lengths at 2 to 4 inches in width at $25 per pound (minimum). See our blog on platemaking for more information. Only Toyobo plates are sold. In stock are strips of KF95 and KM152.

• Paper Humidors. Humidor boxes are used for storing and handling dampened paper during editioning. Dampened paper can be held for up to 3 days. Includes sponges. About 20 pounds each. These were constructed on the model described in Lewis Allen’s Printing With the Handpress. These are all from the Glen Price version produced in the early 1990s. These hold sheets up to 16 x 25 inches. Inside height including upper sponges is 7 inches; including handling is 3 to 4 inches during production. Best used in sets of two. Darker wood (used) $250 each, lighter wood (new) $325 each, (pick up only.

• Press Operator Side Paper Guides.


Bar-Plate Low Profile Adjusto Guide. 1" by 2". Adjusts with Allen screw (included). Imprinted Vernier scale (32 nds). Attaches with double-coated tape. $60.00 (ships free USA).

Bar-Plate Platen Guide. 2" by 2". Adjusts with a box wrench. Attaches with double coated tape. $47.50 (ships free in the USA).  
 • Binding Tools.

Agate Burnisher. Dog Tooth No. 25. Handcrafted. Beech handle. 8-3/4". $45 (with shipping the USA).   

For Sale. Anderson & Vreeland Orbital VIII photopolymer platemaking machine. Works well, a money maker.

Originally purchased new from A&V on 6/29/95. Several years ago (2006) I rebuilt the machine including replacement with six Fulham Co. Inc, 5Workhorse5 120 volt solid state electric components (which Anderson & Vreeland said they wished were around when the Orbital VIII was originally built). Photos show changing marks.
Includes all items required for making plates. Several boxes of unused A-2 plates (original charge of  box of 20 KM-95 was $725), both polyester film and steel plate backed [Printight KM95GR (15 sheets). KF95GC (20 sheets), KM152GR (7 sheets)]. Nearly 3 inches thick of paper sheets with information on the process and equipment. Urethane sponge roller and container for removing moisture from exposed plates upon completion. Several rolls of adhesive and a magnetic sheet for polyester film backed plates. Large steel container 30 by 30 by 24 inches of unused but cut to sizes plate material.
Size A-2 System (16-1/2 by 23-3/8). Electrical 110/1/60. Original shipping weight 662 lbs. With piping attached: height from floor, on wheels 44.25 inches; length, 42 inches;  width 28 inches.

Includes a copy of the recent 5th edition of Gerald Lange’s Printing digital type on the hand-operated flatbed cylinder press.

$16,000 (pick up only).

• Vernon Simpson 
Available are two loose-leaf folders containing over 1,100 sheets of photocopied paper of Vernon Simpson Typographers Inc which contain information and imaging of the typeface specimens in his collection, foundry, Monotype, wood type, et al. About eleven pounds worth. Photos to follow. Including shipping, the price of the collection is $1,300. Listed (with many pics) in Bieler Press Library as well.

• Cutting sticks for paper cutter
New white plastic cutting sticks for a paper cutter with 26-1/2 inch bed (such as Challenge 265). Half an inch wide. The manufacturer says these were made with the most durable and non-adhesive material designed for papercutting (they do last quite some time). Order a minimum of two sticks ($25 each).