Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: On driving a C&P Oldstyle press
- Hello Sean,
I have one from a 10 X 15. It is 43" long and 1.5" in diameter. If
this will work contact me off list.
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On May 5, 2006, at 10:39 AM, Sean Michael wrote:
> Thanks for the help regarding my new press. It appears that the drive
> shaft has indeed
> been replaced.
> I would like to find a U shaped shaft to have the option of a
> treadle. If anyone has one, I
> would like to here from you.
> Thanks again,
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Gene" <mccluney2@...> wrote:
> > All C&P Oldstyle presses can have a treadle and hook, as that is
> how they were
> > shipped new. The only issue might be if the main drive shaft has
> been replaced
> > at some time with a new one that does not have the "crook" for the
> treadle hook
> > to attach to.
> > Look under the press, follow the shaft that is attached to the big
> flywheel, and
> > see if there us a "U" shaped bend in the shaft right in the center
> of it's length.
> > If so, then you are all set to attach a treadle and crook.
> > You can order a brand new reproduction treadle and hook for any Old
> > C&P press from Hern Iron Works.
> > http://www.hernironworks.com/treadles.html
> > These presses are still relatively common, and if your press does
> not have
> > a "crook" in the main drive shaft, and you want to add a treadle,
> then you
> > can either look for a replacement main drive shaft, or you can just
> look for
> > another press for "parts" or maybe it would be in better shape than
> > one you have. The 8x12 size is the easiest to treadle.
> > There were a variety of electric motors made to retrofit to the old
> > presses. Kimble made one. You only need a 1/4 hp motor. The
> > motor had a leather drive wheel that made contact with the outside
> > flat surface of the big flywheel on the press and ran the press
> > this friction coupling of the drive to the big flywheel.
> > Many people will attach a new small motor to the press through a
> > driving the outside of the big flywheel. In modern motors, you
> > get speed control with the motor, but rather with a "variable speed
> > which is a little box of electronics that "drives" the motor.
> These are
> > available from many, many sources.
> > Gene McCluney
> > Old Van Buren Press
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