I have only just recently come to letterpress printing and have acquired an “Empress” platen , clamshell, press with a foolscap sized chase. Does anyone know or have any information on this make and size of press? Is there anyone else in Australia ( I am in South Australia) with this kind of press?
Photos, manuals etc would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks, in advance.
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I think the press is made by Alfred Morfitt, Nottingham, England. Similar to a Cropper press. We had one in our museum. I think I have an advert somewhere, need to find it!
Get in touch with St Bride’s in London, they might be able to help you here.
Thanks guys. I have put in a querrie to St. Brides and am awaiting a response.