Basically we just need to get the grime, grease, and stale ink off the press. After looking at the serial number again, I discovered that the press was manufactured in 1926, making it 85 years old - a young thing when you compare her to my 1887 Golding Pearl. Here are more photos of the cleaning process a la Instagram. We'll be back next weekend to finish cleaning it up, so I suppose you can consider these the before photos.
Initial power washing to get the easy-to-remove crap off
Look at my left thigh. I was FILTHY. But had fun.
Calling it a day
This is probably the worst of it
Turns out the feed boards are pretty tore up. I'm having new ones made.
Right before we left for the day, the museum director found a set of Greek upper case type, and gave it to me to play around with. Score!