Thanks to a lengthy overhaul from David from Harry Rochat, the ArtyGladys press is now fully operational. A new run out leg has been made and fitted, and the balance and tensions adjusted perfectly.
The picture shows one of Rochat’s Albion presses, sporting a similar leg to the one supplied.
For some up to date photos, please click here.
After about 40 years, it would seem. Purchased in the late 1960s from a small back street printer in Worthing, the press was set up in the cellars of Findon Place, where it was put to use in printing Christmas cards.
Since then it has been housed in Lewes, Stanford Dingley, in a field in Berkshire and is now in its own studio in deepest Kent.
On Wednesday 24th January it will be serviced by an engineer from Harry Rochat. Quite possibly for the first time since World War II.