12x18 C&P Craftsman Platen - SN. RD1550
interrobang celebrated 20 years of design and presswork in 2012, having managed to squeeze some pretty fine work out of a C&P Old Style 8x12, and a Vandercook SP15.

February 27th we took delivery –at no small expense– of a 12x18 Chandler & Price “Impression Control Craftsman” platen press built in 1941.

Purchased from a seller in Vancouver, British Columbia, it had sat in a warehouse unused for six years after having traveled to the Northwest from Chicago.

Entire press seems to be in very good, possibly re-built condition. At some point it was entirely repainted. Entirely repainted. No masking tape was harmed in coloring this press.

Missing parts, and sustaining some damage, we'll need to set things right.

This set will chronicle the refurbishment of what should prove a fine press, and a HUGE upgrade in capabilities at interrobang.
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