This is a letterpress platen printing press manufactured by Adana of London but the date of manufacture is unknown.

Letterpress is a term used to define the process of printing from a raised surface, be it type or block. The term takes it origins from the act of pressing a letter onto another substance, usually paper.

The machine is hand fed and has power operation. It has an inking drum compared to other platen presses which utilize an inking disc. It is powered by an electric motor and is hand fed from a single front table.

There is a chase on the bed.

Physical Description

Printing press; an metal standing mechanism with a tray, roller and electric motor.

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