Meet my new press!
I raced up to Brisbane overnight to see it before arranging transport. It was everything I hoped it would be. It's rather large, but not too big, moves quietly and fluidly, and is in good condition with little rust. The owner even set up the motor and rollers so I could see it in action. It's not as fast as I thought it would be, so I might not even have to slow it down. I've taken videos of it as well, and as soon as I work out how to upload them, I'll post the link here.
Will post more about it later I'm sure, but for now I have to be quick as I'm sleepy. As of tonight, I've found a transport company that says they can move the press for me, so I'll try to arrange that in the next couple of days.
While I was in Brisbane, I visited John, who one of my dear blog-readers told me about. His home was filled with type of all shapes and sizes, wood and metal. Sheds of type as well... heaven! I'll refrain from posting photos of his home, but here's just a sample of some of his type: