John G. Cooley Wood Type

This recent purchase has the J. G. Cooley, New York makers mark. This places the date of manufacturing between 1859 and 1868. I told my Sister in-law that I’m now going to expect to find letterpress type every time I come to visit. Last visit I picked a few sorts at...

A Letterpress Bonanza!

Bonanza? Well, maybe more like a Ponderosa. We recently added some curious items to our little garage studio. My Sister-in-law found some printer’s blocks and wood type at an antique shop near Carson City, NV. She picked up the entire box. Printer’s blocks, wood type...

Sigwalt No.10

The Ben Franklin Print Shop Sigwalt No. 10 very once in a while I find a letterpress item in an antique shop. Usually it's a piece of wood type here and there. When we're really lucky we have found a whole bunch of type. We've even found a couple...

Veneer? Wood Type

When I was taking a close look at some recently purchased type I thought two blocks looked odd. When I started cleaning the type part of the lowercase "r" separated from the block. Looks like it may be veneer. I don't know much about veneer wood type....

Another Antique Store Find

Whenever I walk into an antique store I always hope to find something letterpress. It doesn’t happen very often. There’s a nice store in Gardnerville, NV that we go to when visiting family. I really didn’t feel lucky at the slot machines so I told everyone I’d rather...

Wood Type Star Border

A recent visit to the Hamilton Wood Type web site led to the purchase of some Star Borders. Every once in a while I see vintage pieces of borders pop up on an online action. Vintage is nice, but to pick up several freshly minted pieces at a fair price is even nicer....

What is this font? (SOLVED)

I was out in the shop (garage) organizing. Pulled the bottom drawer of our type cabinet and took a close look at the type. It's a mystery. I had not paid much attention to what was in the drawer because I thought it was a common form of a Blackletter type like old...

Cheltenham Wood Type

Let’s just say I may have been overly excited when I found this type at an antique store. I don’t no about you, but I have a formula for how much I like to pay for wood type. Needless to say, I paid up for this lot.

Large Copper Faced Printer's Block

Printer’s blocks are a curious item. I see a few here and there at antique stores. Not as coveted of a find as wood type is to this press guy. Matter of fact I don’t always find printer’s blocks interesting. There are certain subjects that will catch my eye.

Welcome to TimePressesOn.

Anita and Ken are the proprietors of TimPressesOn.

Anita has a background in Scrapbooking, having managed a store for several years. Scrapbooking fuses her passions for travel and documenting memories. Ken and Anita are adventure buddies, loving to road trip to new places. What’s a road trip if you can’t find a nice antique store to browse.

Ken has a background in graphic design. For over 20 years he has designed everything from corporate collateral to branding for special events. As his professional career keeps moving more digital ken wanted a more analog outlet for creativity. The purchase of a 10” x 15” 1927 Chandler & Price letterpress was the perfect solution. Both Ken and Anita love ephemera. Things like Victorian Trade Cards always capture their imaginations.

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