After two months of struggle — finding it a home, finding a way of transporting it, finding a way to replace the part the fell off the truck during transport — my Golding Jobber No. 8 letterpress sprang to life again.
Profound credit goes to Sergey, a true jack-of-all-trades, whose hours and hours of measuring, planning, fitting, grinding, filing, drilling, adjusting and wiring are the only reason at all the the press is working today; without Sergey it might have been spring before I managed to get it all together (if ever!). Here’s the video evidence (it’s an amazing machine to just sit and watch, let along for its ability to print!).