Line-O-Scribe Presses, 711, 1411, 1422 and Rare 1444

I have several Line-O-Scribe presses for sale; these include the newest style with hammered green finish and adjustable impression (M1411 and M1422) as well as the small and portable M711 press and a very rare 1444 “Longfellow” with the ink plate and carriage.

On the new style, here are my current offerings:

M711, (pictured) dismantled, new powder coating, new bearings, roller reconditioned — $995 plus shipping.

M1411, fully rebuilt, hammered black powder coat finish, all new bearings, reconditioned roller, $1,795 plus shipping.

M1422, (pictured) fully rebuilt, new hammer green powder coat finish, all new bearings, reconditioned roller, $2,195 plus shipping.

I also have original Line-O-Scribe ink plates, new hammer green powder coat finish, $50 or $40 with purchase of a press.

I also have a very rare M1444 (pictured) that is shown as-is, includes the aluminum ink plate and inking carriage complete, I doubt the inking system was used; the rollers are clean and in excellent condition. I have not cleaned the press – the bearings are not bad and the roller is in good shape – just dirt on the plastic from use and sitting. I would offer the press one of three ways – 1) as-is, complete as pictured, $2,795 plus shipping, 2) with new bearings in the carriage and roller cleaned and polished, $2,995 plus shipping and 3) completely dismantled and cleaned, main press powder coated in hammered green, $3,495 plus shipping. I would also entertain the press without inking carriage and ink plate.

Additionally, I have a number of Line-O-Scribe storage drawers and trays as well as easels for holding type. Please inquire if interested.

On the older style Line-O-Scribe Presses:

Both are pre-Morgan units, approximately 11 x 17 form area, adjustable impression, storage drawer underneath (both have some odd and end type) and a frisket system.

These appear to have a “bed plate” for packing underneath type. Not 100% sure if a galley height press but with adjustable impression I am sure it could handle galleys if desired. if you are looking for a very reasonably priced starter press with a good working area, this is an ideal unit that just needs some elbow grease and TLC.

These style presses are simply constructed and are easy to work on, dismantle, paint, clean, etc. and are well made.

Asking $495 each plus shipping or $950 for the pair. I can prepare the press for shipment and make all shipping arrangements for buyer at discount.

Happy to work with schools, museums and other public or private institutions. I have over 100 satisfied customers and over 50 schools, universities, libraries, museums, book arts centers, etc. Can provide references on request.

I also have Nolan, Challenge and Showcard presses as well as a Hohner with adjustable impression and the Signpress machines. I also have several Vandercook model “0” presses. Custom rebuilding of Chandler and Price Pilot Presses available.

Please contact me if interested in a press or if you have further questions. Thanks for looking!

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