Press Help…

This C&P is listed on eBay right now and I have a couple of question for y’all. I know it’s hard to tell from a picture, but does anybody know what size it is? The seller doesn’t mention and I haven’t heard back from him yet. Also, I asked if it was motor driven or had a treadle and he said that they don’t make them with motors? What is the thing down in the bottom right corner then?


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Hi Kate,

here you have one with a Kluge automatic feeder. So the size should not be less then 10x15. The thing on the floor is the motor. It does not make real sense to treadle an automatic feeded machine.
The autofeeder is a fine thing in any case.

Good luck

I should bid on it? He told me it didn’t have a motor, which I find odd, so I’m kind of afraid that he doesn’t know much about it, but he said he’s used it in his print shop. Weird. Can you tell I’m nervous about buying my first press?

This is the third time I’ve seen this picture in connection with a press for sale or at auction. There was even a thread on here discussing how the press could be in Florida and some northern state at the same time. I wouldn’t bid unless the seller can provide some specific photos that you ask for, or lets you come and see the press.

Oh no. Crap. I just bid on it. Can you point me in the direction of the thread? Thanks

In this photo I see a New Style C&P with a Kluge feeder added to press. I say it is 10x15 in size. Most presses
always come with motors mounted in the back of press.
A motor in front of press would be in the way of the operator. Be extra careful with this deal. You are anxious
and the seller wants to make a sale! I personally think that you are not ready for this press.. I think you are better off
with a regular platen with a treadle. Do not buy press like this sight unseen, etc.


I think I’m going to suck it up and retract my bid. I may never be able to bid on eBay again, but I really don’t want to screw this up. I think I’m going to stick with finding a Vandercook or buying the 10x15 with a treadle that is here in town. Thanks Sal.

No need to retract your bid. Email the seller and politely ask him/her to cancel your bid. If the seller does it, than you are off the hook. If not…you can email ebay and tell them that there is a problem with the item and that it’s not as described. Either way…you are off the hook.

The Motor in front of the press may be the air pump for the feed system. It would be needed for the vacuum so it could pick up the stock. Still, I don’t see a drive motor either so be careful