Chandler & Price Time Line & Date

Please, if possible approximate date of manufacture for C. &. P. Platen, Number stamped into the Bed (top left facing) C 124. Have tried to access the published *On Line* references, without success, Yet.
Just the manufacturing date would be good, but possible date of export to U.K. would be terrific. Thank You . Mick

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If it’s a 10x15 old series then it was made in 1905.


Mike at Foothill, good start, Thank You, (just got to work out how to circumnavigate, the details from my crude primitive computor.)

Christa, Thank You also, just *sort of * worked out that if it be with curved spokes on the flywheel (which C124 has) makes it Old Style/Series hopefully.

Any details of its Journey, Time, & Route to U.K. would be a bonus.

Thank You all, to present and future to come,! Mick.

Curved spokes = Old Series
Straight spokes = New Series
No Spokes = Craftsman

I suspect the other information you seek has been lost to time. The two main ports serving Ohio at that time would have been New York and Montreal, but it’s hard to say if the press to the port by canal or by rail.

Hi Mick,

I am trying to finish refurbishing an Imposing table. It was painted battleship grey which I sanded off. I want to refinish as close to the original color as possible. Do you know what wood was used and any guidance on what color to stain. The wood at present is grey. I have coated it with linseed oil and sanded back down. One like it I have seen refinished was yellowish, not dark oak like type cabinets. Any ideas.
Thanks Mike

Foothill, as far as limited memory is concerned , I can only offer the following :- with our imposing stones, they were generally hardwood, mostly Oak with the Uprights, even on the smaller type were/are 4 legs with 4” x 4” timber/lumber, with transverse timbers forming a box at the top, (spaced to accept the Stone proper) and the same 6” from the floor, making substantial platform for a chase rack, and/or provision for Heavy duty drawer, accessible from both sides, but in every case Bolted through, top & bottom and inside the cross members left and right and side to side, usually 3/8” - 1/2” steel rod threaded whitworth, with big square nuts and substantial square washers..

In our Museum Print Shop (Amberley Sussex U.K.) there is, in use, a magnificent Stone mounted as above, but equipped with 4 substantial cast iron Caster,s for wheeling around wherever.

One tiny drawback, on NO side is there the usual 1/2” wide, galley thickness >rebate< to allow pages of type matter to be slid ON & OFF with some degree of safety, tricky to say the least.
Painting, here U.K. generally large items are decontaminated in large bath/vat of caustic soda based solution, and then painted with light grey primer (unspecified) but presumably very thin, sprayed on, apologies, not too helpful. Mick