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.
Printing press; an metal standing mechanism with a tray, roller and electric motor.
Donation from Mr Fred Matlock, 23/05/1991
Cast on flywheel: Adana/London On the drive arm on the right: Adana/London Delco Motor: (illegible)HP, S/P. Model No. M2309E/Serial No. 114 48/Made in Canada.
Type of item
700 mm (Length), 800 mm (Width), 1200 mm (Height)
Historical dimensions: Royal Octavo
28 cm (Length), 18 cm (Width)
30 cm (Length), 28 cm (Width)
25 cm (Length), 4 cm (Width)
There are two rollers
Feed tray dimensions
60 cm (Length), 20 cm (Width)