Ohio Roller Inc.

The guy who gave me a Pearl No.3 back in the Fall contacted me to say that he found the rollers. I went to pick them up and they were in a box with a label from Ohio Roller Inc. I did a search but couldn’t come up with anything. I believe the box and label are from the late 60’s or early 70’s. Anyone have any info?

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i bought rollers from them in the late 60s and early 70s, i don’t know if they are still in business or not, they made good rollers.

No signage on the building and they let their trademarks lapse in 1974. I’d say they are long gone.

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY

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I think I bought my rollers for my first press, a 10x15 CTF Nonpareil, from Ohio Roller. That would have been about 1965.


Don’t know if its the same company or not, but in the last year, Central Roller in Fairfield Ohio (513 829-5201) recast rollers for my Challenge MP 15. Did nice work at a very good price. It took about 3 weeks, but i’ve learned that in letterpress not many things move fast.

Thanks for the info everyone! Love the graphic Daniel!


When I was a teen-ager in the 1970’s my father sent me there on the bus to pick up a set of rollers. Try to get on the bus today with something like that.

…the bus, the seventies, teenage! Ahhhhh!

Dan, your dad was a smart man, thats a good way to get rid of teens, did you ever wonder why the ticket was one way.