old style c&p

c&p old style

This weekend, Kacey, Em and I took a look at a handful of presses for sale. This is one of them. An old style C&P. Although it’s quite dirty and will need some restoration work, it seems to be in good shape structurally. We have a bit more research + thinking to do before we determine if this is the right press for us. It would definitely be a large jump from our little Pearl but that’s what we’re searching for.

10 Responses to “old style c&p”

  1. nancy hill // September 26, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I am not that experienced with C&P old style…but I don’t think that having the motor run the flywheel directly is a good idea.. you will often want to just hand run it for proofs, etc. That belt will get in the way.

    • julie // September 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

      Nancy, thanks so much for your thoughts! We hope to convert it to a treadle operated press :]

    • matthew @ a fine press // September 26, 2011 at 10:26 am

      Nancy, I’ve got a C&P NS with a v-belt on the flywheel and have no problems hand-operating the flywheeel when running single impressions. I won’t pretend to know anything about electric motors, but know that mine remains in neutral until started and can run in either direction. The belt doesn’t really get in the way at all.

  2. Geek in Heels // September 26, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I know NOTHING about printing so I have nothing constructive to add, but I just wanted to wish you luck on your search for a new press!

    • julie // September 26, 2011 at 11:52 am

      thanks for your support!

  3. Naomi Shiek // September 27, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Good luck!

  4. Marilyn // September 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I have a 8×12 C&P OS. I run the press with a flat belt on the flywheel and it is not a problem. I turn it by hand for proofs and such and I still have all of my original fingers and thumbs. You can also run the motor from the right side of the press if it has or you can find a pulley (as long as the shaft to put it on has not been cut off). If the press does not have a crank shaft for the treadle, I can refer you to some press-people to contact that may have one. Treadles are available thru Hern Iron Works (they are replicas of the origianl treadle). The press looks like it is in pretty good shape and looks to be a good find. Congrats and good luck!

    • julie // September 27, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      Marilyn, thanks for your feedback. The shaft on the right side is there + it has the proper crank shaft for a treadle. We will be buying a treadle for it, so thanks for the recommendation!

  5. schoko // September 29, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I have no clue how those letter presses work, but that large wheel looks beautiful! Good luck with your hunt!

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