equipment in use at the Excelsior Press

Restored Table Top Printing Presses

For Sale
Completely restored to better than factory new.

View photos of 8 different models restored by Lou

Customer Comments
See our Kelsey Parts & Repair Page

Currently available:
  1. Kelsey Excelsior 5x8 - $1250 - available 3/12/15
  2. Craftsmen 3x5 - $495 - SOLD
  3. Chandler & Price Pilot 6 1/2 x 10 - $2495 - SOLD
  4. Kelsey Victor 6x10 - $1750 - SOLD

For more info, call Alan at Excelsior Press Museum: 908 627-2730

5x8 Kelsey Excelsior Table Top Platen Letter Press 1) Kelsey Excelsior 5x8 table top platen letterpress

Fully restored and painted - w/ new rollers

available 3/12/15

Total Restoration $1250.

call Lou at (401) 442-3208 or contact Lou via email to discuss purchase and shipping arrangements.

Craftsmen 3x5 Table Top Platen Letter Press2) Craftsman table top platen letterpress, size 3 x 5.

Total Restoration $495.

Totally restored to better than new condition. this press has been totally disassembled, each part has been sand blasted to bare metal, then refinished with baked enamel finish. All pins, bearings, rods, rollers, cores, trucks, have  been replaced with new ones. This press is extremely well built, It is designed  to very close tolerances, and its solid, robust design functions as smooth as silk.  With its new rollers, trucks and cores, it is ready to begin earning money for its new owner.

f.o.b. Frenchtown, NJ. Crating, shipping and insurance are fixed at $ 85.00. 
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

3) Totally Restored Chandler & Price Pilot
- 6 1/2 x 10"
(C&P Early Series - 1890 Thorp design with improvements)

Available for $2495
Can be picked up in Frenchtown, NJ or Pawtucket, RI

Chandler & Price Early Series Pilot

SOLD 1/3/13

Chandler & Price Pilot - Early Series Thorp Design
This press has been fully disassembled, sandblasted, repainted & reassembled to factory specifications. 

It was made by Chandler & Price about 100 years ago, but is now better than new.

Chandler & Price Pilot - Early Series Thorp Design

Plus, the commonly-troublesome and overly-complex Thorp-designed gripper arm adjustment and actuator designed circa 1880 and never improved - until now - has been replaced with an improved mechanism - our "better way", based upon the simple and proven method used on the Kelsey 9x13 press.
Chandler & Price Pilot - Early Series Thorp Design

Press comes with original Steel Pilot trucks and freshly-cast rubber rollers.
Chandler & Price Pilot - Early Series Thorp Design

In addition, the impression lever has been replaced with a longer model than found on the original - offering increased leverage for more impression with less effort.


This Press is available for pickup either at Excelsior Company in Pawtucket, RI or at the Excelsior Press Museum Print Shop near Frenchtown, NJ.

6x10 Kelsey Excelsior Victor-style4) Kelsey Victor 6x10 - $1750

Training, starter kit of supplies and more are available at The Excelsior Press Museum Print Shop - Frenchtown, NJ.


(1) 6 1/2 x 10 Chandler & Price Pilot - sold
(1) 6 x 10 Kelsey Excelsior
- Victor Style side-arm - sold
(1) 5 x 8 Kelsey Excelsior - Victor Style side-arm - sold

Contact Excelsior Press to check for current availability & pricing
Endorsements from some of our many satisfied customers:

I'm loving my Kelsey Victor. It's a beautiful little press.

Thank you so much for your help. And again, I love the press you restored for me

  - Fernando

Thank you note to Louis

Hi Louis,

Thanks again for letting me stop by on Saturday to meet you and to see your exciting new project! I am definitely interested in making the investment and purchasing one of your wonderful presses when it's ready. 

I hope you enjoyed the cookies!

Please let me know if I should touch base again with you or if there is a mailing list, etc. to join to keep me informed of the progress with the press. 

Thanks again. I appreciate you taking time out of your schedule to meet me. 

Warmest regards,


page last updated March 18, 2010 December 15, 2012
March 12, 2015