Wooden rollers treated for woodworm, and turned down on a lathe to a reduced diameter. Rollers sheathed with stainless steel tubes of ¼" wall thickness - the most expensive items of the project. Drive and transfer wheels re-fitted and painted as per frame and components, and handle coated with two applications of sealing woodstain.
Rollers installed and transfer wheels cover fitted. Strips of wood fitted underneath original wooden top board, with a small gap between - to hold printing paper out of the way until nipped by rollers - and treated as per handle. Print bed can be sealed medium density fibreboard (MDF) or sheet steel. Mangle now a printing press, for linocuts, plate engravings and etchings, and woodblocks (up to tooth depth of transfer wheels), to a maximum of 20 inches wide.
Taywil was a brand of Taylor and Wilson, of Clayton, near Accrington, Lancashire. Founded in 1866, they made washing and mangling machines, and step-ladders. Later Taywil's trade listings included gas-heated boilers and garden seats. Their Royal Mill, in Atlas Street, closed in 1962/3, the front demolished to make way for the M65 motorway.