Kelsey Excelsior 5x8 Model U Hand Press

Selling a Kelsey Excelsior Model U 5x8 Hand Press in the North Texas area (will ship for additional cost). This press does not have good rollers, It does have a counter that was added to it I believe (it looks different than the rest of the press) The ink table seems to be in good shape, there is rust on the press, but it feels solid, just needs to be restored.

I can provide photos upon request, I am selling it as is, I do not know if it works completely because I don’t know how to use it. After doing some research, I am asking $500.00 USD plus any cost for shipping.

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I have tried the press (without ink or rollers), all the moving parts are functional as far as I can tell, the part that holds the paper moves smoothly and the hooks that hold the rollers look like they are moving as they should. One additional detail, the ink table rotates in small increments most of the time, during my messing around, it missed the rotation about 1 out of 10 presses. There has been a lot of interest in this press so I am adding the pictures as links here. Warning, these images are 2-3 megs each.

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I am working on sorting the type (there is about 150lbs of unsorted type) and some of the wood blocks, leading, spacers, etc. I would be willing to take an offer on the type, what trays I have, etc if you would like to take it as is, unsorted.

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