Kelsey Presses

And Instructional Material

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Instructional Material

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Kelsey Printing Course

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Kelsey Printer's Guide, 9th Ed.

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The Printer's Helper

[UNFINISHED] An incomplete reprint of the series (Only nos. 363 through 470, less a few missing issues).

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Ink User's Guide

"Ink User's Guide to Color Making." 5th edition. 8 pages. 28 Megabytes PDF.

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Instructional Ephemera

Single sheets and the like. "How To Make Your Rollers Last."

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Catalogs and Sales Literature

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Catalogue (1878)

[Catalogue of printing presses, equipment, type, and cuts], 1878.

This has been digitized by Stephen O. Saxe. The icon here links to its presentation on the CircuitousRoot copy of the Sephen O. Saxe Archive of Amateur Press Catalogues.

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Catalogue / Specimen IDs (Circa 1904)

David Greer has photographed his copy (with additions from Paul Aken) of a circa 1904 Kelsey catalog. Rick von Holdt has gone through this and identified most of the types shown in it. The page here links to David Greer's scans and reprints Rick's identification chart.

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Printers' Supply Book (1946-1949)

Printers' Supply Book. (Meriden, CT: The Kelsey Company, 1946-05.) Includes: "Price List No. 49-G" (1949-03-01), "Cut Circular Number 49-S," and various sections with dates coded from 1946 through 1949.

Digitized from an original copy that I own.

The icon here links to a presentation of this work at The Internet Archive, where it may be read online. Here is a local copy of the PDF (487 Megabytes): kelsey-printers-supply-book-1946-1949.pdf

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[Kelsey Sales Packet from 1950]

This document contains the miscellaneous material in a packet of sales literature sent by the Kelsey Company and received on 1950-07-24 and an envelope sent 1950-08-02. In addition, this packet also contained the Kelsey "Handy Pocket Price List No. 50B" dated 1950-07-24 and a copy of Kelsey's Do Your Own Printing booklet (edition "50 1/4 Y"). These two items have been reprinted separately (see below).

Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, Prop. of Lock and Key Press, for making this material available.

The icon here links to a presentation of this work at The Internet Archive, where it may be read online. Here is a local copy of the PDF (266 Megabytes): kelsey-packet-1950-07-24.pdf

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Do Your Own Printing ("50 1/4 Y", by 1950)

This booklet is undated, but inscribe "July 24, 1950" on the cover. It is encoded "50 1/4 Y" on the lower left of the cover illustration (other editions bore different codes here). It was contained originally in the 1950-07-24 sales literature packet noted above.

Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, Prop. of Lock and Key Press, for making this material available.

The icon here links to a presentation of this work at The Internet Archive, where it may be read online. Here is a local copy of the PDF (592 Megabytes): kelsey-do-your-own-printing-1950.pdf

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Do Your Own Printing ("48 3/4 X", Incomplete)

This booklet is undated, but is encoded "48 3/4 X" on the lower left of the cover illustration (other editions bore different codes here). This is an incomplete copy, missing all pages beyond 22. What is present differs from the complete copy (50 1/4 X) above only insofar as it has different prices and a a slightly different arrangement of material (see especially p. 15, which contains papers shown on p. 24 and monograms shown on p. 21 of edition 50 1/4 X). If this reprint has any use, it is to historians of printing. The general reader will find the complete copy of 50 1/4 X (above) more useful.

Digitized from an original copy that I own.

The icon here links to a presentation of this work at The Internet Archive, where it may be read online. Here is a local copy of the PDF (168 Megabytes): kelsey-do-your-own-printing-48p75x-incomplete.pdf

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Handy Pocket Price List No. 50B (1950)

Handy Pocket Price List No. 50B. Effective 1950-07-24. This was contained originally in the 1950-07-24 sales literature packet noted above.

Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, Prop. of Lock and Key Press, for making this material available.

The icon here links to a presentation of this work at The Internet Archive, where it may be read online. Here is a local copy of the PDF (139 Megabytes): kelsey-handy-pocket-price-list-50B-1950-07-24.pdf

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Handy Pocket Price List No. 58A (1958)

Handy Pocket Price List No. 58A. Effective 1958-04-10.

Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, Prop. of Lock and Key Press, for making this material available.

The icon here links to a presentation of this work at The Internet Archive, where it may be read online. Here is a local copy of the PDF (145 Megabytes): kelsey-handy-pocket-price-list-58A-1958-04-10.pdf


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