This hand fed printing press was manufactured by W. J. Connell & Co., London, but the date of manufacture is unknown. This printing press has a vertical bed.
Metal standing mechanism with movable bed, large flywheel and electric motor.
The Vertical Platen changed the concept of printing platens. The bed moved up and down vertically whilst the paper was hand fed onto a cylinder. In this machine the ink disc is on top and moves up and down with the bed. The lack of information so found on this press suggests this is a rare survivor.
Donation from Mr Fred Matlock, 23/05/1991
Metal label on Ink tray: W. J. Connell & Co/Leather Lane/Holborn E. C. 1/Unica/Patent Appld. For/Practical Printers Engineers & Furnishers
Type of item
1200 mm (Length), 950 mm (Width), 1450 mm (Height)
380 mm (Length), 280 mm (Width)
Bed - Chase size
330 mm (Width)
400 mm (Length), 45 mm (Width)
Dimensions of each of two rollers