Our Collection

With much gratitude, The Henderson thanks the Joey Burke family of Abingdon, Virginia for the donation of a vintage letterpress shop, including a working Chandler & Price printing press, a vintage proof press, a substantial collection of wood and metal type and much more. 

We house a collection of Poco model “0” Proof Presses and so much more!

  • 4 restored Poco model “O” Proof Presses, including bed plate and cylinder packed to original Poco specification.
  • 1 restored Poco model “2” Proof Presses, including bed plate and cylinder packed to original Poco specification.
  • 16” Antique Lever Paper Cutter, ground blade
  • 1 Showcard Longmaster Proof Press
  • Galley Cabinet, including galleys for use with Poco presses, allowing storage of type and engravings as well as galleys for holding of forms during printing.
  • Extensive collection of lead and wood type and a wide array of images.

We would also like to thank Robert Weisfeld of Abingdon, Virginia for his donation of two type cases filled with metal type, Tom Graham of Marion, Virginia for his donation of vintage Hamilton Type case and a vast collection of vintage letterpress icons related to the history of Marion, Virginia and Smyth County.

Workshop demonstration using contact paper (sticky side up) to hold the wood type in place for printing.
If anyone knows of wood type or letterpress components that need a home, please contact us, we are always welcoming any chance to expand our collection.