Catseye Press Letterpress Collection. Supermatic stop cylinder

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Catseye Press

Mark and Graham Pressman
The Bungalow Cart Gap Road
Happisburgh, Norfolk NR12 0QL

Telephone 01692 582 292
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Albion Iron Handpress
Thompson Platens
Wharfedale Stop Cylinder
Lagonda Platens
Autovic Platens
Supermatic Stop Cylinders
Mercedes Glockner Stop Cylinder
Heidelberg Platen Range
The Catseye Press letterpress collection

We are honoured to have been given many of the presses in, what has become known as, "The Arber Collection", which used to belong to printer, Mr. Gary Arber ex-of Roman Road, London. Mark and I extend our deepest gratitude and thanks to Gary. We shall put the presses to work with those we already have in due course. We now have all of the parts of all the presses here in Happisburgh. Those interested are welcome to visit by appointment (by which I mean, just give me a ring to let me know you are coming). Accomodation is usually available at our local pub, The Hill House Inn, in the village of Happisburgh (Telephone 01692 650 004 to book your holiday or short break) and are happy to show folk around our collection.

We have a small composing room of some 6 frames (randoms) and, by the time the "Arber Collection" is set up, 21 commercial letterpress printing machines, including our Albion iron hand press.

Supermatic Stop Cylinder

Made in Switzerland by Mägerle Burgun & Co.
Sold to F. W. Arber by Victory kidder

Mägerle Burgun & Co. have a photo of the machine on their web site at http://www.maegerle. Look for the year 1950, to see the photo.
The odd thing is there are some suggestions that A. H. Lakeman (Printing Machinery and Appliances) of Eyot Works, St. Peter's Square, King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6. may or may not have some patent on a machine of a similar type and the same name. It is all a bit confusing.

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