Mystery part

Does anyone know what this is? There are two part numbers AF-817 and AF-812 which I have searched for online, nothing coming up. Asked Boxcar press about it, they don’t know. It came with my press when I bought it around 6 years ago, but was just sitting on the pallet. I have no idea if it actually is supposed to go on the press or if it’s some misc. piece from something else. Either way, I’ve been printing for 6 years without out it. Thank you for any help!

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This is only a guess, but they might be parts from a Kluge press feeder. The attached parts list has a few parts with the prefix AF, but I didn’t see your parts (however I may have missed them). Also, there may have been other models of Kluge presses which your parts came from. Or, of course, they might not be from a Kluge at all.

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Is your press a Kluge, or was there a Kluge press where you got your press from?

Never seen this parts on a Kluge

My press is a 10 x 15 chandler and price, late 1910s. But it did come from a shop with a proofing press but I don’t know what kind. There is another part on my press with an AF, it’s bolted onto the throw off assembly but it doesn’t look like it would attach to this anywhere.

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Don’t know what it is but …… I’ve seen it somewhere and perhaps it is from a c & p with a Miller Feeder and just maybe AF stands for Automatic Feed….what do you guys think? Guess what, I found my old Miller Automatic Feeder Parts Book . Yup, there it is on page 32 it shows AF 812 as “throw off latch” and AF 732 as “throw off bell set collar”. Parts were for a 10 x 15 Miller Automatic Feeder. Back them it was common to see a C & P with Miller feeders as well as Kluge and Rice feeders. Over the years most of the Millers and many of the Rice feeders have been removed to convert the press back to hand feed. Perhaps your press is one of those. Bud