ALL of the antique presses at Old Timey are operated by our arms and legs. That’s right, muscle-powered.
This 7″ x 11″ floor model press, manufactured in 1905, was built to last forever. It is powered by the use of a treadle.
This is our mammoth 9″ x 13″ table-top press. One of the biggest of its kind ever made and very rare. This hunk of iron gives our arms a great workout.
Our Signmaster prints up to 15″ x 24″ and lets us break out the larger wood type in the collection. This rare beauty is one of the few presses of its size that is still around.
Our World War II printing press has a chase size of 6.5″ x 10″. It was original to the USS Essex, an aircraft carrier built for the United States Navy during World War II, and even survived a kamikaze attack.
This little guy came out of the one of the original J.C. Penney stores from the midwest. It still prints proofs up to 7″ x 11″ flawlessly and is light enough to move around the shop .
The modest 4″ x 6″ press handles the smaller jobs and is perfect for printing our custom coasters and business cards.
Old Timey currently prints with well over 100 antique wood fonts that range in style from elegant to obscure.
This 8 line font, by Wm. H. Page & Co. of Greeneville, Connecticut, dates back to 1859.
Shown in the Page’s Wood Type Album of 1879, this 8 line font is one of our favorites in the collection.
Measuring in at almost 2 3/4″ tall (16 line), this rare font made by Wm. H. Page & Co. was created circa 1859.
This 10 line font, by Wm. H. Page & Co., was manufactured using the diecut method of making wood type between 1887 and 1891.
Old Timey has about 70 antique metal fonts used to create the fine print. Scripts to serifs, we have it all. The majority of our metal type dates to the 1850s and was cast by The Johnson Type Foundry of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
We have wood borders, leading, sticks, rules, cuts…if it was made back in the day for printing, we probably have it and use it on a regular basis.