Michael Atkin      Printmaker

etcher - block printer - wood engraver

Columbian Press overhaul

Tuesday, 6 February 2018 17:11

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.