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The Kelsey Company manufactured the Excelsior Press for about years with minor changes. Since it was the inspiration for my print shop name, I have kept my original 3x5 and have collected a few more over the years. They have come from garages, basements and print shops. Some of our Kelsey Presses lined up, awaiting restoration. The dimensions roughly relate to the print area of the press - and the size of paper it could handle practically. The 6x10 to the right has the later style square handle. The two to the far right are "Victor" presses with side-arm levers. More about them on the Victor page coming. Do you want to print with it, sell it or display it on a shelf? All three are viable options.
When new parts are needed, we plan to make them. Many of the new parts we have made available in the past were cast - in America - of ductile steel, which will outlast the original - and somewhat brittle - lower grade cast iron used in the past. Some parts have also been cast of cast iron or aluminum as appropriate. Although this work was not done at the Excelsior Press, we did at one time have a source of supply for these parts and we currently are working towards making available once again a convenient source for the parts that we - or you - may need for the restoration work that these little presses deserve. This is a work in progress, and we cannot offer you all we would like - not qute yet - since we are, after all, printers with an interest in press repair, not machinists with years of experience fabricating missing press parts But first: read the warning below - and understand that there are many variations in the fit of parts to Kelsey presses. Not only were there many versions of the same model, but since presses were some times fitted by hand, parts are not always interchangeable! Please note this warning from the Kelsey Catalog:. This latch is curvey. Behind that is the pin the chase latch.
Yeah, no. Apparently, from what we gleaned from the interwebs, you want urethane, due to some sweet property it has adhering ink and transferring it to type. This is the stuff we bought, from US Composites. This is the rubber, which is rated at Shore-A We also got the mold release spray:. Almost any material will probably do fine, but the stainless seemed nice and rigid with a good, clean inside surface, at a good price.
The idea is to use the trucks as end plugs, and mold directly to the shaft. We taped the trucks for a snug fit and drilled a hole in some plywood to stand the rig up:. Before assembling the mold, we sprayed the interior of the tube with the release, and the tops of the trucks.
The next step is to mix the stuff up. This gets mixed at a ratio. After mixing, you want to let it sit for a few minutes to try to let the inevitable bubbles work their way to the top, shown here:. You have about a 20 minute working window with this material, and a hour cure time at room temperature.
Pulling it apart is no trick at all — pull the trucks off and give it a start with a press or a hammer, and once it starts sliding you can just pull it right out — we found it helpful to clamp the end of the shaft in a big vise, and give it a nice pull. We taped the trucks for a snug fit and drilled a hole in some plywood to stand the rig up: Before assembling the mold, we sprayed the interior of the tube with the release, and the tops of the trucks. After mixing, you want to let it sit for a few minutes to try to let the inevitable bubbles work their way to the top, shown here: Make the pour… …and get it right up to the top of where the truck clip sits — a slight groove: Place the second truck on top, just inside the tube, and that locates the shaft in the center.
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