We have become the home of a two amazing Albion Presses, a large beauty made by Jonathan and Jerimiah Barrett of Finsbury in 1832. The platen is 18×24″ and it will be an amazing addition to workshops. The smaller Albion is made by Harrild and Sons in 1864 with a platen size of 11×16″. Both presses belong to the Burleigh Press who have been printing in Bristol for over one hundred years. It’s quite possible that Burleigh have owned the presses from new. Greg Corrigan one of Burleigh’s directors was keen that they return to near Lewins Mead where they started life.
Above: Simon Tozer illustrated us bringing the press into the printshop in early March 2017. And below the smaller press in place in studio 23 (our upstairs studio) at Centrespace.