Letterpress Equipment Clearance Sale

(Last Updated March 10, 2015)

After 80 years in operation, we have decided it is time to close our doors as commercial letterpress business. I will be retaining a few pieces of equipment to maintain a smaller “hobby” based business out of our home, but the vast majority of our equipment and our buildings are now up for sale.

All equipment must be removed by June 30, 2016.

Unlike many others planning to close their doors, I have given everyone plenty of advance notice to be able to find homes for as much of our equipment as possible. Everything that is not sold by June 30, 2016 will be sent to the scrapper during the summer of 2016.


Located at:

Williams Stationery Co, Inc.
67 Railroad Street
Camden, New York
(35 miles NE of Syracuse, NY)

In our facility with a standard height loading dock for transferring to your truck for transport. In the near future, I will be posting a website with pictures for these items along with serial numbers were appropriate and available….

Asking Prices Listed, no reasonable offer refused!  Cash Only, Removal & Transportation costs are the responsibility of the purchaser. First with the cash get them!  Feel free to email me or use the contact form to arrange a visit to view any equipment you may be interested in.  Any of the operational equipment will be available for testing right up until it is sold and moved.

I will require a 20% deposit on all equipment to hold the equipment for you until you can actually take possession of the equipment starting in July.  This will insure the equipment will be yours and make me feel confident you are going to come through with the final purchase as soon as possible….  Deposit may be mailed to me via check.

Cash payment in full due before moving, loading or transporting any equipment.

Operational “In Weekly or Recent Use” Presses:

(2) B. Verner Multipress, Model FM
$400 each

9”x12” max sheet size, fountain and inking rollers only installed on the lead half of the sheet. Some good rubber rollers, and other rollers need to be recast, good cores. One chase for each press, some additional chases possibly. Three phase electric.

(1) B. Verner Multipress, Model FR

9”x12” max sheet size, full inking system with front and rear fountains installed. One chase, possibly more. Three phase electric.

Presses in Storage, Operational When Stored:

(1) B. Verner Multipress, Model FM (Possibly FR)

9”x12” max sheet size, unknown roller condition or core availability. One chase, possibly more. Three phase electric.

(2) Little Giant Model 4 (?)

11”x17” max sheet size, needs new rollers, cores available. Presses modified for specialty work printing napkins or lunch sacks, restoration for regular operation needed. Available chases unknown. Single phase, I think.

(1) 10×15 Chandler & Price Craftsman with Rice Feeder

No Inking System, die cutting press only. Includes 1 chase. Three phase if there is a motor attached.

Hot Metal Line Casting Equipment:

(1) Intertype Star Base Model C

Standard 3-magazine machine. Includes a Monomelt for remelting slugs on the machine, no need for Margach feeder & pigs. Set up for alternate casting. Includes 3 magazines, no matrices.

Other Currently In  Use & Operational Equipment:

(1) Seybold Dynaclamp 36” Hydraulic Clamp Cutter

Includes extended side tables and additional knives. Three phase

(1) Dexter 14”x20” Folder with Right Angle Unit

Right angle unit currently removed, but can be easily replaced. Single phase

(1) Bostitch Table Top Wire Stitcher

This is a corner or edge stitcher, not a saddle stitcher.  Can not be converted to a saddle stitcher, either.  Includes a sit-down table/work area.

(1) 24”x24” Cast Iron Imposing Stone Table & Galley Rack

Cast Iron Imposing Stone mounted on a work-height legwork constructed from 2″ angle iron with a side work area that includes 8 shelves made of 24″x9″ galleys, 2 wide, and gently slanted top area to place galleys of type.

(4) 18”x18” Cast Iron Imposing Stone Table & Galley Rack
$100 each

Cast Iron Imposing Stone mounted on a work-height legwork constructed from 2″ angle iron with a side work area that includes 8 shelves made of 24″x9″ galleys and gently slanted top area to place galleys of type.

There are also many assorted small items that will be listed on eBay in the near future, as I have time to photograph and list these items. I will let everyone know when I start the listing of these smalls. My eBay ID is “LetterpressPrinter” (yeah, I got that one really early in eBay’s history!)

All Ludlow mats will remain in my hobby shop, and we have no
foundry or wood type in our shop, so no need to ask on these items.