Kelley cylinder press

I have been offered a Kelley cylinder press which has been stored for about 40 years. I’m looking for information and advice before accepting this generous and challenging offer. I’ve run platen and offset presses with automatic feeders and I am excited by the prospect of letterpress cylinder printing. My initial search has turned up a press for sale here on the Briar classifieds and a few snippets from google. I’m getting ready to call around to the old timers here in town. Any help will be appreciated.


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What model Kelly is it? There are a few manual .pdfs for Kelly presses on the Boxcar Press site.

And there is a video of a Kelly B running on youtube.

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY