ATF Kelly Cylinder Press

Manufacturer: American Type Founders Co., Elizabeth, NJ, USA

Y.O.M: 1935

Serial No.: 5754

Size: 17" x 22"

Restored: 2019

Invented by William Kelly, ATF, the giant in typefounding, the Kelly B is a 2-revolution cylinder press, which was produced from 1914 to 1937. The Model B was highly popular with printers - it was reported that by 1923, a total of 2500 presses were produced. Thanks to the success of Model B, ATF added other models and sizes to expand its press line up. By the end of the production run in 1954, about 11,000 Kelly presses had been sold.

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