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Reconditioning the iron handpress

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Master printer and pressman, Bill Ritchie has been in the printshop for a few days over the past couple of weeks, helping to recondition the iron handpress. It's been great fun working with him, and machinist Billy Severs, to learn more about how the press is put together, and seeing it carefully brought back to its best.

Thanks so much to Bill and Billy for patient and careful attention to this beautiful piece of printing history -- almost 190 years old and still working wonderfully!