Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: depends on what size C&P and what model
- Hello Michael,
I did not get over to the house today but will on
I will post photos next week of the entire basement
for posterities sake.
It is at least a new style C&P and it seemed larger
than the other press in the basement. I will know more
on Monday. Sorry to be such a nube and not having all
of the info.
--- michael babcock | interrobang
> the first question to answer is what size C&P it is
> and is it a "new series"
> or "old style". if it's an 8 x 12 and you have any
> mechanical wherewithal
> (which you better if you wanna be in letterpress)
> you could likely rig it
> yourself. I have. rope, a come-along, 6 iron pipes,
> a drift, hand sledge and
> slot head screw driver will disassemble and move a
> small C&P. and a few
> that said, an 8 x 12 is a bit small to be truly
> utilitarian. a 10 x 15 would
> be ideal and it is likely that or an 12 x 18 if it
> has a feeder. scrap the
> powder. a 10 x 15 is a good middling press that will
> do most of the work
> you'll want to feed to a platen. if you're a problem
> solver you will be able
> to feed much larger work than the platen size. a 12
> x 18 starts to take a up
> a lot of space for the size work you're likely to
> run. a 14 x 22 was also
> made but those are far less common now days.
> second question is, is a 'craftsman' series C&P. if
> it is take it NOW. that
> series of presses were the most solidly built, most
> fully featured and you
> will absolutely be able to produce the finest grade
> of work assuming you are
> a craftsman yourself.
> generally speaking, there are no new parts
> available. you ought not to need
> any except for the feeder as they were all simple
> machines, though the
> craftsman do have a greater degree of complexity.
> rollers and truck are a
> must and these ARE still available. go with buna-N
> rubber rollers and search
> out steel trucks.
> price should be nominal unless the press is cherry
> and waiting on a loading
> windmills are over-rated imo.
> ksb's are not.
> best, m | interrobangletterpress.com
> > Hello All,
> > I have found a Chandler & Price letterpress in a
> basement that needs a
> > new home. All I can tell you at this point is that
> it has an automatic
> > feeder and a powder delivery system. I am going
> back to take a closer
> > look at it on Friday and was wondering if anyone
> out there can give me
> > some tips on what to look for before comitting to
> buying the press.
> > The press will need to be partially disassembled
> before it can be moved.
> > Are parts still available? Are these presses
> capable of high quality
> > work with a good operator? What is a good price
> range to offer the owner?
> > I intend to use it for light commercial work.
> > Thank you!
> > Michael
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