The Private Presses of New Mexico

Hobby Press

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These small-format table-model platen presses were designed to capture the hobby printing market that flourished in this country during the late 19th century. Although they were made by various manufacturers, the William Kelsey Company of Meriden, Connecticut, became the best known and most long lasting producer of amateur printing equipment. The firm made its first press in 1873 and continued to the end of the 20th century.

Used at The Bobcat Press, Motive Book Shop, Stagecoach Press, and Vinegar Tom Press.

Common Press Iron Handpress
Cylinder Press Platen Press
Hobby Press Vandercook Press

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