Well Dreamer, you inspired me to research something tonight. Your press was made when I was 2 years old. To many of us, printing is watching paper come out of an electronic printer. Don't get me wrong, I have seen "how its made" type shows on printing presses such as what is used to run of 1000's of newspapers and such. I have also seen prints made from letter presses such as yours. However, I had no idea what you had in your picture or how it actually worked. I viewed several Youtube videos, the last of which was the best: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv69kB_e9KY&NR=1
I must say it is very impressive. Another of those beautiful fading arts that only the most dedicated and appreciative are striving to keep alive.
Many props to you my friend!