don't really have much on the Kluge Presses - we never operated one and
don't have one in the collection. However, as Chandler & Price's
main rival for many years, the Kluge is an important press to discuss
And, good news for C&P owners, some of the Kluge parts will
fit on the C&P. For example, the Gripper Bolts sold for the Kluge
will fit on the C&P - and you can buy them new from Dale Prudhomme.
Kluge Feeders were very popular - favored by many above the Rice Feeder
supplied by C&P - and were often mounted on Chandler & Price
The best resource we have found for Kluge information and Kluge Parts is
Dale Prudhomme at 214-762-6088. Don sells on eBay from his store:The DC Shop Storefront
Some parts - perhaps even some presses - may also be available from the
Kluge Company itself. Kluge continues to manufacture platen presses for
specialty applications - foil stamping, die cutting, numbering,
continuous forms, etc. - and their web site has some interesting
history about the company itself - from its founding in Minnesota in
1919. Kluge Company Web site
We welcome any additional information or links about the Kluge Platen Presses.
Please contact us
if you have any information to share - or if you own and/or operate a Kluge yourself.