If you didn’t catch the news earlier this week, we’re now the proud owners of an 1,100 pound, 112 year-old hulking cast iron machine – a Golding Pearl No. 14 press, to be specific…and we are excited about it!
On Tuesday afternoon, my sweet dad (who, from now on, may have to be known as a press monkey) went down to Washington, Iowa to pick up this beauty that I had arranged to buy from a distance.
Like I said, Brooklyn’s great, but not exactly the most economically friendly place in the world…and letterpress equipment is always at a premium here. So, I relied on my roots and jumped on an ad I saw on Briarpress for this press over the weekend.
“Re-Run” (no kidding) unloading the press from the flatbed in to Dad’s shop, behind the gallery
It’s a little too nice to have someone so willing to go to such great (and heavy!) lengths to help us get the things we need! The press will wait for us in Iowa for a while, but it’s awfully exciting to add to the collection of equipment and get ready for the next steps in growing this little business of ours.