Kelsey Excelsior 5x8 Letterpress, Model "O"

Completely restored and fully functional, just add ink.

The serial number on this little beauty is “B40K,” this would date her manufacture date to November, 1940. The stamped patent date is March 20, 1928.

This has all the original parts with the exception of new rollers and the oak base.

The chase (often this piece is missing) is in great shape and includes all the tightening screws.

Everything moves freely and is just waiting a new operator.

A pile of metal type included, though I recommend purchasing a fresh lot.

Everything you need to start making your cards and invitations is available on-line for this press, including “starter kits.” There are also several great websites for care and maintenance for this such as: and

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