Proofing Press x 2

On my travels yesterday I was fortunate to come across an old proofing press. It was in bits and covered in rust and came with a box of other odds and ends and almost unrecognisable as a press.

At first I thought it was beyond repair but after a bit of cleaning and minor restoration (it's by no means finished yet) it looks like it's going to be a fab little press.

Also included is what iIbelieve to be a little showcard proof press. Again it doesn't look much at the moment but it should clean up nicely.

I spend most of my life trying hunt down stuff like this and on the day I wasn't looking for it I stumble across two wonderful items!

More on these later..

Proofing press