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Vintage Wooden Printing Press Tray

Ian Snow Ltd

SKU: VO774

Vintage Wooden Printing Press Tray is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

Industrial revelation! Long before computers and smart phones, the main line of communication was through papers. These were printed by machine, but not before the pages were painstakingly laid out backwards with block letters with which to print from. Letters, or typeface, were kept in cases and here is a lovely example. It is vintage and very well constructed (as metal type is heavy) and is where the term ‘upper case’ for capital letters derives. Perfect for displaying knick-knacks and indeed small printing blocks.

Measurements - W:88cm D:35cm H:4cm


Maker Profile:

This small company in Jodhpur employs just eight men and women who all work very well together. They are occasionally provided with free meals within work time and are offered loans if required. As well as sourcing vintage items, the products they make are completely handmade by their skilled crafts people. They celebrate all festivals together in the workplace and the company has a rainwater harvesting facility and further plans to improve working conditions. They hope to continue to grow in the future and are proud to say that all of their customers are satisfied with the products and the service that they receive.



Why we love this product!

  • Vintage and pre-loved
  • Fair Trade
  • Industrial revelation
  • Beautifully unique
  • Perfectly imperfect