Printer Information

Participant Info

First Name
Lawrence
Last Name
Peterson
Press Name
Nine-18-Thousandths Press
City
Henderson
State
NV
Country
USA
Website or Blogsite
nine-18-thousandths.blogspot.com
Year You Started with Letterpress
2011
How You Got Involved In Letterpress Printing
I discovered this 1887 Pearl #3 (serial number 1860) in a garage in Palm Springs. The fellow had it for thirty years or more but was too old to run it over the last ten. We can trace it’s history back to the 1930’s in Los Angeles where it was run by a librarian and a group of friends. I’ve cleaned it up without taking apart entirely, got new rollers on the cores, and have been able to get the press running. Have been operating for almost two years and just beginning to get the feel of the press and the hand typesetting, etc. My back ground printing and publishing but nothing in letterpress and there aren’t any resources here in Palm Springs for learning. Stumbling along. I’m looking to further restore and improve the press’s performance while preserving the art of letterpress for the future generations.
Presses & Equipment
1887 pearl #3 Original
Education & Training
Book Publishing Career for 35 years
Work History
Other Interests & Hobbies
Letterpress Group Memberships, If Any
APA
Birth Year
1951
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