Friday, April 01, 2011

finished fridays: when a picture turns real

I saw this in my facebook feed last night:
And thought: Trash?  That looks suspiciously like a printing press!  A few emails (and not more than 18 hours) later:
Ta-da!  A slightly scruffy, but completely functional Vandercook No. 1!  It landed in my studio this morning, after a trip to the high school in the next town, and much help from one teacher (thanks, Marissa!), three custodians, and a bored student to get it into my car.
It came with the original cabinet and ink stand, too!  Here's the catalog photo from the Vandercook Press website.

P.S. You can now find May Day Studio on Facebook!  


New Duds said...

awesome find!~ So glad you are on facebook I 'like' you!

Paul Moxon said...

Great find Kelly!

Send me the serial number when you can and I'll add it to the census.

Clare said...

Wow, what an incredible find. I love the "trash" sign on it! Have fun cleaning it up and getting it operating!

Rachael, Pistachio Press said...

Yay! Congrats on the new press :)