So, I live in Lima, Peru and I’m about to jump into letterpress printing on my own.
I’ve found a deal locally for this tabletop press which is apparently late 50’s/60’s peruvian industry, according to the seller.
I suspect that despite being made here its design must be based or copied on a more renown model.
Does it ring any bells to you?
It surely needs some maintenance and new rollers to get it to work again.
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Hmm- to me it resembles a C&P pilot or craftsman monarch. But not being an authority on Tabletops, I’m not sure if there’s a closer model of another type.
The were a number of presses that had a similar mechanism.
Checking Personal Impressions by Harris it looks like a Monumental made by Dorman, page 97.
Thank you so much for throwing some light into this.
I was checking the models you suggested and I think I found something. I believe this press is really close to a Curtis & Mitchell Columbian No. 2 or 3.
I definitely see some resemblance to it.