DeFelice Engineering, Inc.
Since 1983
7451 N Ridgeway Ln.
Mooresville, IN 46158
Phone: (317) 834-2832
Fax: (317) 831-4310
Designers & Builders of Jigs, Fixtures, and Special Machinery.
Specializing in Custom & Portable On-Site Machining, Welding, Machine Repair, Large Diameter Pipe Bending/Installation, and Prototype Development.

Building the Firepan Since 1991
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Have a machine that broke a part? We can turn around most emergency repair parts the same or following day.

We keep stock of a variety of materials to allow us to respond quickly. Materials include: Aluminum, Steel, Alloy Tool Steels, Plastics, and multiple types of Bronze.


Machinery Repair and Restoration

We have been restoring machinery on and off since the company's start in 1983. Some of the restored machinery was for use here in our shop. We have the experience and capabilities to restore or repair almost any type of equipment. More than a two dozen machines have been restored by us.

For an example; we were recently contacted about a lathe that the clutch was not working in. They had been un-able to find parts or a repairman for the lathe. After contacting us we determined that there were no parts available as well as no manual or parts brake downs. We had to disassemble the lathe blind. We found a hydraulic clutch that had galled and warped clutch plates and chipped and missing teeth gears in the head. After reconstructing a clutch plate we custom made replacement clutch plates and installed them. The new gears for the head were finished in a matter of dayssince some of them were chipped and missing teeth. Once the lathe was working again it was determined that the spindle bearings were bad as well. We proceeded to find the proper size and spec bearings to replace the spindle bearings with and made the replacement. All of these repairs were completed on-site at the customers facility.

If parts had been available for this lathe, these repairs would have been easy and could be completed by anyone. But due to the nature of the repairs our experience and capabilities allowed us to repair a lathe that no one else had been able to repair.

Please contact us for more information on your specific needs.







Broken Gear Tooth Repair










New Replacement Lathe Cross-feed Screw and Nut


Chandler & Price Printing Press Restoration

Tegan's Art and 10x15 Press


One of our customers and there press had an article writen about them. You can check it out here.
Only in the last few years did we stumble upon these neat pieces of antique machinery when someone contacted us that had a Chandler and Price Pilot that needed extensive casting repairs. While doing a full restore of the little press we became fascinated by these unique pieces of machinery. Curiosity lead to researching more about these letter presses and we discovered that there were many other types and sizes.

After the completion of the Pilot found someone local with a 10 x 15 Chandler and Price Old Style for sale and took it on as a project. We had so much fun doing restoring the 10x15 that we decide to make it a side aspect to the business of designing and building production machinery and prototypes.

Our experience in machinery restoration really aided us I the restoration of the first two presses. So far we have restored ten Chandler and Price printing presses.

If you are selling a press we are always interested. Please email us and we will go from there.

Below are photos of some of the presses we have restored to date. We have a selection of presses and press parts.

Click here for more information on what we do when restoring a printing press.


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Our Restoration Price List covers all presses and motor kits we offer.


Chandler and Price Pilot
Completed March, 2009
Chandler and Price Pilot
Chandler and Price 8 x 12 Old Style Chandler and Price 8x12 Old Style with Treadle
Completed October, 2009
Chandler and Price 10x15 Old Style
with Variable Speed Motor
Completed January, 2010
Chandler and Price 10 x 15 Old Style
Chandler and Price 8x12 Old Style with Treadle Chandler and Price 8x12 Old Style with Treadle
Completed February, 2010
Chandler and Price 10x15 Old Style
with Variable Speed Motor
Completed February, 2010
Chandler and Price 10x15 Old Style
Chandler and Price 8x12 Old Style Chandler and Price 8x12 Old Style with Treadle
Completed March, 2011
Chandler and Price 10x15 Old Style
with Variable Speed Motor
Completed July, 2011
Chandler and Price 10x15 Old Style


Presses and Parts Available for Purchase



We have a selection of Chandler and Price
printing presses and parts.
For more information please Contact us with your request.
Chandler and Price 12 x 18 New Style
Chandler and Price Motor Mount KitDeFelice Motor Mount kit for
Chandler and Price printing presses.
Variable or single speed.
Chandler and Price Pilot
New Actuator Handle
Chandler and Price Pilot New Actuator Handle
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