Golding Jobber treadle

Can anyone supply me with a photo showing how the treadle hook looks and works on a Golding Jobber #6 (8 x 12)? Specially, I’d like a photo of how it connects with the main shaft.

We want to have the ability to treadle a press during our platen press workshops to complement our motorized C&P. I’ve tried ‘sort of’ building one, but clearly there is something in its operation that is escaping me.

If by any chance someone has one for sale I’d be interested in how much you want for it.

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No one replied to my previous note, so I’m going to bring it back to the top.

Can someone post a photo of what the top of the treadle hook looks like on a Golding Jobber #6?

Because it attaches at the end of the treadle instead of the middle like a C&P I need to know how it works so I can build me one.

my friend has one of these as a lawn ornament i will try to talk him out of the treadle if not i will take some pictures for you probably won’t be able to get them until the weekend

I have the treadle. What I need is the treadle hook (connects to the shaft). If he would sell it that would be great. If I could just get a photo so I could see how to make one that would work also.

Thanks for the trouble.

Hi there,

I just saw your message. I’m in the process of restoring a Golding Jobber #6. The treadle and hook are not currently attached, but I’ll see if the next time I head over to work on it (either sometime this week or at the latest this weekend) if I can reattach the piece and snap some photos for you…unless you’ve already got some? Let me know!


Hello all,

Soon, I hope to start restoring a Golding jobber #7 (10 X 15), at Westfield Heritage Village, near Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, where I volunteer.

I’ve been volunteering at Westfield for two years, and last week the curator took me into a storage shed I had not been in before, and showed me the Golding and asked if it was worth keeping. A Golding jobber #6 was the first letterpress I ever ran, in 1959, so needless to say I was thrilled!

Anyway, Westfield’s #7 has a crank in the shaft so a treadle can be fitted, but no treadle parts at all are installed on it now. Since the print shop at Westfield dates from the 1850-1875 period, we don’t even have electricity in the building, so a motor is not an option. (I think the Golding jobbers were actually first made around 1881, but that’s close enough for me). Presumably a treadle for this press will be similar to a #6 treadle but bigger. If anyone has any parts or pictures, I would be sincerely grateful if you would get in touch.

(P.S. Lead Graffiti, hope you don’t mind me asking about this under your thread. Since the parts I need will not be the same as the ones for your smaller press, we wouldn’t be competing for the same parts).


Dear Lead Graffiti:

I have a Jobber #6 Golding press that was one of the assets of an earlier family printing business. I want to find someone who would be interested in this press and about 18 cases of type. This machine has not been used for more than 25 years. It is partially dismantled for starage reasons but the parts are stroed with it in a heated space. I ran this machine on production back in the 1950s when I was a teen-ager.

I think that I can help you with the treadle arrangement of your Golding even if you are not interested in my machine.

(The purpose of our successive family companies has morphed over the decades and we now don’t print but design and build specialty machinery for the graphic arts industry. My father invented and we developed what later became the Cameron Book Production System.)

I look forward to hearing from you regarding your Golding.

Ted Stroud

Hi Ted,

I am a Golding collector and interested. Where are you located?

Hey Ted,

I am potential interested in the press and treadle. I currently have Golding Jobber #6 that was damaged by movers and I am looking for parts. Is it still available? Where are you located and how much are you looking for the press?