Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Press Name
Willow Run Press
Website or Blogsite
Year You Started with Letterpress
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
<p style="text-align: justify;">Inspired by my late brother who worked in a couple of print shops.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Found a 3 x 5 Kelsey and a few fonts of type in home made cases and began collecting from there. Letterpress printing has always remained primarily a hobby.</p>
Presses & Equipment
<p style="text-align: left;">1915 Chandler &amp; Price 12 X 18 New Style, c.1900 Challenge 8 x 12 (Chicago built), 3 X 5 &amp; 5 X 8 Kelseys, Poco "0" &amp; Triumph 12 X 18 Proof Presses, Approximately 350 fonts of metal and wood type. Essential and ancillary sundry accoutrements.</p>
Education & Training
No formal training. Self taught and learned from others.
Work History
Retired in 2008 as a machine operator from General Motors Willow Run Hydra-Matic Transmission Plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Other Interests & Hobbies
Long time musician; play guitar &amp; keyboards. Vintage Harley Davidson motorcycles owning a 1960 Duo-glide "Panhead". Tinkering with and collecting vintage Gilbert Erector Sets. Playing and modding "The Elder Scrolls" series of open world video games made by Bethesda Softworks, also metal detecting with Minelab and White's detectors.
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
APA, Monks and Friars Chappel, Michigan Letterpress Guild
Birth Year
Your Photo or Press Photo

Predefined Group Memberships

APA: Amalgamated Printers Association
AAPA: Amatuer American Press Association
APHA: American Printing History Association
ATF: American Typecasting Fellowship
BPs: British Printing Society
LOLP: Ladies of Letterpress

NAPA: National Amateur Press Association