Right around the time I got my Kelsey, I made contact with Dick Goodwin, letterpress dude. He was so generous with his time and skill, giving me a tour of his shop and sharing his knowledge about the basics (I still have a lot to learn).
He’s been collecting letterpress equipment since 1961 and it is quite the spectacular collection.
I was lucky enough to acquire a cabinet from Dick so that I can put my soon-to-be-mine type in it. It’s a Ludlow cabinet with 20 cases in it. The thing is a behemoth and it weighs a bajillion pounds.
There’s no room in my studio for the cabinet, so it lives smack in the middle of our home office (there’s no room in there either). The plan is for our office to move upstairs so that I can take over the room. At that point, I’ll have enough space to get a small letterpress shop going.
I’m not sure how long that will take to happen. Until then, I have vowed to stop bringing home big things for the studio. Big sheets of paper not included.