David Coombs with the Atlas Press, which he first used in 1961 as a 15-year-old apprentice with the Abbey Press.

To celebrate the 160th anniversary of the publication in 1859 of the first issue of The Shirburnian, Sherborne School’s Art Department are appealing for help to restore to working order the Atlas Press that was originally used for proofing the magazine.

The School’s Art Department would love to continue the Atlas Press’s long association with the School by using it with all year groups as a relief printing press for printing wood cuts and lino cuts.  However, at the moment, with its platen and rollers missing, it is unusable and stands forlornly in the foyer of the Carrington Building.

Find out more about Sherborne School’s Atlas Press.

Posted 20 June 2019 by Sherborne School Archives.

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