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July 8, 2019

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Chandler and Price Paper Guillotine.

by derwombat
Chandler Price GuillotineChandler & Price was founded in 1881 in Cleveland, Ohio, by Harrison T. Chandler and William H. Price.
They manufactured machinery for printers including a series of hand-fed platen jobbing presses, as well as an automatic feeder for these presses (the Rice Feeder).
They also made paper cutters (Guillotines) as well as book presses, and assorted equipment.
Despite dominating the industry in the 1930s, by the 1950s the offset printing industry had eclipsed the world of movable type printing, and only Chandler & Price and Brandtjen and Kluge continued to make open platen presses (named Gordon after the original inventor).
Chandler & Price had bought the patent for the Gordon after the inventor’s death. Chandler & Price, the Company ceased production of presses in 1964.
The New Style Press made by Chandler & Price was such a popular press that The Practice Of Printing: Letterpress and Offset by Ralph Polk, the standard textbook for thousands of high school printing programs in the middle of the 20th century, used the press as its example when teaching students the basics of press operation.
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  1. Grant Hofmeyer
    Dec 9 2013

    Another good one Rod. I have a hand operated Chandler and Price guillo. in storage in Adelaide and no plan to bring it to Darwin. I have pulled it apart and put it back together several times but it never gets lighter.

    caxton1947

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  2. Anonymous
    Dec 13 2013

    what year is this machine please & what are they worth
    ,i have one in my yard,please email with any info to noelroan@yahoo.com

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