Andy has a number of typesetting and letterpress printing machines in his extremely well appointed garden workshop!
|Drawers of matrices for the Ludlow|
|Elrod Strip Caster|
As well as the typesetting machines, The Elrod Press also has a selection of letterpress printing presses and undertakes commissions for customers.
|Press hall at The Elrod Press|
All in all it was a most enjoyable morning. A great experience and I'm most grateful to Andy for being so generous with his time and the several cups of tea - and for telling me the correct, Fleet Street, derivation of the expression 'winkle bag'!
If you have a need for hot metal typesetting (maybe you have a little Adana hand press?) and require hot metal setting or some sundries such as leads, rules and spacing materials, do get in touch with The Elrod Press.