In a recent search for some materials I've needed I've encountered
several sources for new letterpress supplies, tools, etc. Most of
these are die-cutting suppliers such as Bar-Plate.
Materials that can still be purchased new are items such as honeycomb
bases (and toggle hooks), hi-speed quoins (and keys, including torque
keys), brass full-surfaced 18-pt rule (to use as roller supports),
gauge pins including low-profile adhesive adjusto registration guides
(handy buggers for the operators side of the Vandercook feedboard by
the way), cylinder jackets, even new wood furniture....
I've added the URLs to the Links area. Click on Links and look for the
Materials, supplies, equipment > Suppliers and services for
letterpress and photopolymer
Other suppliers, such as used letterpress equipment dealers, are
listed in the Traditional letterpress folder.
I'd appreciate hearing of sources (including contact information) that
I haven't listed, especially a direct US source for the brass rule.