Colts Armory Press
Colts Armory Press
Available in Connecticut
A good press to a good home - and it should be rescued before it is
scrapped and destroyed for ever.
Hand-fed Colts Armory Press
This is a rescue. If the press is not moved soon, it will be lost for
|Linda has a
house with a Colt's Armory Press in
the basement. But the house if
being sold and she is not a printer. The press must be moved by the
first week in July, or it will be scrapped... This press should be
rescued and put back into service. The Colt is a great press for
heavy impression, die-cutting and embossing.
It appears that the main ink drum and ink rollers have been removed to
better facilitate using this press for die cutting and embossing.
But you cannot get a better platen press for heavy impression - for die
cutting, embossing or debossing - than the Colt.
Please contact use - or Linda to discuss the possibility of rescuing
this press and putting it back into productive use.
No treadle is included, but the crankshaft should be able to handle a
treadle - if one can be found or made.
The press comes with a motor, so a treadle realy isn't necessary.
Motor should be 110 volts.
We can't tell from the photos, and it does appear that this press may
have had the rollers removed to facilitate die cutting or embossing.
Feed Table - The
seperate feed and delivery tables which do not mount on the press.
These are easy to construct and I can show you mine if you want to make
a set for yourself.
Moving the press:
The press is in a basement.
However, as you can see from the photo below, there are only five steps
to navigate; they are solid, and a vehicle can be positioned right at
the top of the steps to anchor a chain-hoist or come-along. A few 2x12
planks, some pipes to roll the press on, a chain-hoist, come-along or
winch, and removing the press from this particular basement should be a
pretty straightforward process.
See how we removed
an 8x12 C&P from a basement in the past.
posted June, 2011