In 2009 we stumbled 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.
Restoration Done 2009
By DeFelice Engineering, Inc.
DeFelice Job # 4034
We do not have much text information on this press, but we do have lots of photos. As you will see from the photos, there was quite a bit of casting repair to be done.
Completed October, 2009
"It is not my intention to restore these machines to show, or museum quality. It is my intention to re-work, as necessary, a 100 year old versatile piece of printing machinery, and to give it possibly, another 100 years of life. As a designer of machines and lover of old machines, especially these that oscillate, reciprocate, slide, rotate and clink; it warms my heart to bring back to life these cast iron masterpieces."
Complete rework includes:
An average press restoration runs 10-20 weeks
Contact us for pricing.
We have a selection of Chandler and Price Presses and parts.
For more information, please contact us.
DeFelice Motor Mount Kit for Chandler and Price printing presses. Variable or single speed.
Chandler and Price Pilot new actuator handle.
Motor mount includes all hardware necessary to mount it to your press. The motor mounts to the press it self and does not touch the floor or increase it's footprint any (the motor is within the size of the press).
Pricing and availability may vary.
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Single piece set screw type similar to original design. Price and availability may vary.
The background noise you hear is not the press running, but another large machine. The press motor makes hardly any noise.