"Rochester Institute of Technology has acquired a significant piece of printing history.
RIT was the highest bidder at $233,000 on Tuesday for the Kelmscott/Goudy Albion iron hand press No. 6551, which was used by William Morris to print theWorks of Geoffrey Chaucer in 1896.
“The Kelmscott/Goudy Press will have an active life at RIT, not simply as a museum artifact, but as a working press accessible to students, scholars and printers,” says Steven Galbraith, curator of RIT’s Cary Collection, to which the printing press will be added.
The press will arrive on campus in a few weeks. The Cary Collection’s purchase was made possible by the generous support of the family Brooks Bower, a 1974 graduate, RIT trustee and CEO of Papercone Corp., an envelope-manufacturing firm in Louisville, Ky."
Thanks Democrat & Chronicle for the article!