Harrild mystery press

Just wondering if anyone out there has any information about this Harrild press I’ve just inherited ?
It’s inking mechanism has been removed because it was used for many years for woodcut prints that required individual inking.

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Having trouble getting a picture to upload - sorry.

On BriarPress, you can’t upload pics with certain characters like “&”. If the file is too large, it will warn you, but not for the file name limitations.

If you can upload a picture I have an old Harrild catalogue I will dig out and look through and perhaps it may be in there.


Just label your pics as harrild1.jpg, harrild2.jpg etc.

Yippee: did it now - even though a poor pic; at least what I’m talking about can be seen.
Rochats in the U.K. have never seen one like it.

Could we have a few more pics taken a bit closer?

here are some I have found but this is old and some pictures have been cut out and some pages are better than others


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Can’t get to take more pics until later in April - it’s about 3 hours drive away, and yet to be moved to my studio.The Harrild catalogue images are wonderful - Many thanks.

Just being installed - 1/2 way there !!!
any more info?

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The detail!!

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The job done! Thank you Giles from AMR Press all the way from Cumbria.

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Here’s your press in Edinburgh:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3367838423

You could contact Harry, he’s still living in Edinburgh, Queensferry Rd. Maybe he’s got more information.

Thanks guys; It’s great to know there’s another ‘Harrild’ out there. Thanks for the link to the Flickr photos.
Not sure I understand the direction to contact Harry in Edinburgh? has he worked with this specific press?
In the note my Aunt left me - she said she’d acquired it from The Oxford University Press in 1972. Presumably when they altered their working practices?
Next week I get the other bits and pieces, and inks etc,; then ready for some woodcuts!

Harry used to be the printer to the University of Edinburgh and the owner of a typesetting and printing company. He retired several years ago, but is still actively running Monotype casters from a device that he developed himself. He used to be the owner of a proof press similar to the one that was shown/mentioned in the discussion.
That’s all