Kelsey Star

Star Job

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Kelsey Star

William Kelsey became famous for his Excelsior line of amateur presses (see the Excelsior 3×5 for more about Kelsey), but the Kelsey Company did manufacture a few jobbing presses like the Star, which was in fact invented by George W. Prouty in 1870 (see also the Prouty Press). The Kelsey Company acquired the rights to the Star, advertising it with the slogan, “Runs like lightning.” The illustration above is from a 1913 Kelsey Company Catalog, where the Star was advertised for $60.

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