Michael Atkin Printmaker
etcher - block printer - wood engraver
Columbian Press overhaul
Tuesday, 6 February 2018 18:11
This Columbian was in need of a little TLC
After taking her apart all bearings were greased, oiled, cleaned etc
Setting up was a little tricky, but now she is working well
Made in 1842, bed size is a whopping 39 inches x 28 inches.
Pity at some time the left hand main frame has suffered a break, but somebody drilled 4 holes through her and
attached two plates one either side and bolted her back together.
There was bit of play in the platen and even more in the bed movement, but all sorted.