Our main press at Expedition is an 8×12 Golding Jobber No. 6, built in 1901 and still running strong. Running beautifully. She’s petite when it comes to job presses, weighing in at a mere 700 lbs. These presses are more common on the East Coast, where they were manufactured at the turn of the (last) century.
Due to the difficulty of moving them, not too many traveled all the way out here to the West Coast. In my Golding research, I ran across a fellow by the name of John Falstrom, a veritable fount of knowledge when it comes to these presses. Knowledge which he is happy to share. I also found a scanned copy of the original catalog and parts diagram online, courtesy of the American Amateur Press Association. Isn’t the internet wonderful? [Read more…]