Excelsior Hand-Inking Model 1

Excelsior Hand Inking Model 1

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Excelsior Hand Inking Model 1

Excelsior Model 1

“William A. Kelsey began making inexpensive presses for amateurs in 1872, and his Excelsior became the longest-lasting press on the market. For more information, see the Excelsior Model P page. One of the earliest Kelsey Excelsior presses, the hand-inking Model 1 is shown in the National Type Company Catalog of 1878. It is requires inking by brayer rather than by attached rollers. Kelsey made six sizes of this press:

Model 2 with a 3 1/2 x 5″” chase,
Excelsior 2 1/2 with a 4 1/2×7 1/2″” chase,
Excelsior Model 3 1/2 with a 5 1/2×9 1/2 inch chase,
#4 1/2 with a 7 1/4×3 1/4″” chase,
and #5 with a 10 1/2×15 1/2″” chase. “

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