Oldest Press
Kluge Letterpress, 1920
Kluge Letterpress, 1920
Featured Oldest Press Story #3:
Kluge Letterpress, 1920
Submitted by Frank Gambardella of Bardell Printing Corporation, East Haven, CT

"Not only do we have the oldest press, a 1920 Kluge Letterpress, but we have the oldest vintage pressman.

Tony Gambardella, Vice President, is 91 years old and still comes in every day to work. Tony has been in printing since age 18 (except for WWII Service) and continues today. Both press and pressman are operational.

Tony will print numbering jobs on this press. Mostly on NCR PAPER* brand carbonless forms that we printed offset, then numbered letterpress.

Just because they're old doesn't mean they can't get the job done with excellence! Here's living proof that these two vintage seniors (press & pressman) are not finished yet!"

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