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Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: depends on what size C&P and what model

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  • Michael Magnesi
    Hello Michael, I did not get over to the house today but will on Monday. I will post photos next week of the entire basement for posterities sake. It is at
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      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.

      Thank you!


      --- michael babcock | interrobang
      <mjb@...> wrote:

      > 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
      > friends.
      > 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
      > dock.
      > 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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