Letterpress Equipment Clearance Sale

(Updated July 23, 2014)

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 September 30, 2014.

Unlike many others planning to close their doors, I am giving 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 September 30, 2014 will be sold at auction or sent to the scrapper by the end of 2014.

Located at:

Williams Stationery Co, Inc.
67 Railroad Street
Camden, New York
(35 miles NE of Syracuse, NY)
In our facility with a 40″ high loading dock for transferring to your truck for transport.

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) Miehle Vertical V-50
 $600 each

14”x20” max sheet size. Pre-WWII models with rear cross shaft. All in excellent running condition. One press has an inoperative ink fountain (break in casting). Some with good rubber rollers, some with older rollers that need to be recast. Extra roller cores available. Includes 2 chases for each press, additional available. Three are three phase, One is single phase electric.

Presses in Storage, Operational When Stored:

(2) Little Giant Model 4 (?)
$300

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
$400

Some feeder parts may be missing, but can be converted to hand-fed operation. Three phase, if there is a motor attached.

(1) 10×15 Chandler & Price Craftsman with Rice Feeder
$350

No Inking System, die cutting press only, but the parts are in storage to replace the inking system. Three phase if there is a motor attached.

Other Currently In  Use & Operational Equipment:

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

$500

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

(1) Bostitch Table Top Wire Stitcher
$200

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
$150

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 small items are being offered to press buyers first on a first pickup basis.  Those who buy equipment have the first pickings & bartering options on any supplies I have available to sell.  So once all the equipment is picked up, I will start selling off the small items that remain in our shop.

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