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My C&P Turns 100 this year!

I finally got around to photographing the serial number on my press so that I could look up when it was made. Low and behold, I found that this year is the centennial of my press’s birth!

serial number

The serial number on these presses is found on the upper left hand corner of the chase bed. Mine reads D51051. The Chandler & Price Co. issued a list of serial numbers of the manufacture dates. According to the list, 12×18 New Series presses with serial numbers between D50902 and D51651 were manufactured in 1913. As it is 2013, my press has officially hit 100!

serial number list

I really think I should throw her a centennial birthday bash or something of that caliber. In the meantime, I’ll just print some more!