Chase Identification

Hey Everyone

I just dug two chases out of a box while I was unpacking after a move. Neither of my three presses use chases of this size, so I must have inherited someone else’s chases when I got my printing equipment. The lock-up area is 6.5”x10”, and they don’t have any stamps in them at all. I’m wondering if the dimensions seem familiar to anyone. I’d like to properly identify these so I can advertise them properly.


P.S. I can take a picture if that is really necessary.

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how are they held in the bed?

I’m sure there’s a dozen presses with that size chase.

A photo would be best.

I’m not sure exactly how it is held in the bed, since I only have the chases. It doesn’t have the indented lip typical of, say, a kelsey handpress. Nor does it have side-screws through the chase frame. The outside dimensions are approximately 10 3/8” x 8”. It appears to have no specific orientation – that is to say, it seems to have no “up” or “down”.

Now that I’ve looked closely, there is a stamp – they are both stamped with the number “228” on the width frame.

Thanks to anyone who can help me with which press these chases are compatible with!

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Those chases are to fit the C&P Pilot presses. They will also work in the C&P clone manufactured for AWT in germany. I had to file just a hair off the side tabs to get it to fit the clone. Mine are numbered 228 as well.

Thanks a million!

Any chance you’d like to sell some? We could use some Pilot chases.

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY

This could also fit a Craftsmen Superior Press.