I’m looking for Chandler & Price operators manuals, I remember seeing a link to them somewhere in one of the older versions of this site. (i think) Can anyone direct me?

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I am looking for the same thing - Let me know if you have any luck. Thanks!

Updated. I received the following response to my post - thought it might be helpful to you.

I have a scan of an original brochure in this Flickr set:…

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY

I’ve been looking for one as well. I’d love to see the scan from Daniel’s flickr site.

Thanks, Julie
There is an option on the bottom to choose the make and model. Then you can choose a parts list or manual if they have it. Hope this helps. (They are all PDFs you would download)


There really isn’t any C&P operating manual. One of the books listed by David Rose in his Intro to Letterpress printing site: esp. the Mills book will cover almost anything you need to know. The Boxcar site lists a C&P Parts list and assembly diagram. This is for the New Series presses, but the Old Series press is similar enough in all respects that this is still a useful document for those presses.

The Boxcar site has changed in the last few days and the manuals are still there, but you have to navigate to the ‘YOU’ section on the navigation bar at the top of the home page and then “Press manuals” on the left side. Fill in the boxes at the bottom “Chandler & Price” “New Series” and “Parts List” and download will start when you press the download button.