Antique and vintage bookbinding and letterpress equipment for sale 

To purchase any of the equipment below please contact us on 01584 878110 or info@ludlowbookbinders.co.uk.


Just aquired this fabulous Imperial Blocking press.

Completely restored full working condition and does a super job

Imperial Blocking press
Imperial Blocking press
Imperial Blocking press

A superb 'Schimanek' Cast Iron Board Cutter in Fantastic Condition.

With really sharp Blades which cut like silk. It has all the fine features you would expect from this German Board Cutter and the name 'Schimanek' is regarded of being the 'Rolls Royce' of all Board Cutters and will make light work of even the heaviest of Grey Board & Millboards. It has the "Knock Down" front guide which enables very narrow strips of boards to be cut with accuracy for Box Making. A Safety Guard is fitted. There is a Vertical & Horizontal adjustable Back Gauge.

This is the more expensive model which has a Cast Iron Bed,

Please Note: The Blade Counterweight isn't fitted in the photos but can be fitted and photographed if required.

Cutting Length: 110cms
Overall Length: 190cms (Including Counterweight)
Width: 90cms.

Delivery & Installation is available please ask for a quote or help with loading if own collection is preferred.

You are welcome to come along for a viewing and to try out this fine Board Cutter.

A superb 'Schimanek' Cast Iron Board Cutter in Fantastic Condition
A superb 'Schimanek' Cast Iron Board Cutter in Fantastic Condition

Two Type cabinets with type.

Two Type cabinets with type
Two Type cabinets with type

This Letterpress Treadle Operated Printing Press is a No.1 'Cropperette' made by 'H.S Cropper & Co, of Nottingham.

It has a printing image area of 8" x 5". It has 3 Inking Forme Rollers with trucks. These Rollers have been recovered and never been used.

The Press is totally original with original paintwork and has no breaks, fractures or repairs and has the original Mahogany worktables & Impression Handle. (Complete with one Chase).

Letterpress Treadle Operated Printing Press
Letterpress Treadle Operated Printing Press
Letterpress Treadle Operated Printing Press