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Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Admiral has landed!

He is here indeed. Bloody big one too I knew the size but wasn't expecting how imposing it is. Impressive stuff. I have nick named him 'Admiral Gordon' - dunno why the nautical theme.

Model: 10x15 Chandler & Price Old Style (spokes of wheel are curvy)
Weight: 2,500 lbs (nearly a tonne)
Serial #: 1008
Production date: 1887/88
Condition: bloody good - gears unworn, both feederboards in ship shape, rollers are ok - one quite swollen am unsure how /if will effect printing.
Motorised: slow motor
all spins freely and surprisingly easy - no dodgy sounds or casing spots.
What next: a really good degrease and clean, re-oiling, surface rust on wheel brushed off and a lick of paint on the wheel. I'm not planning on painting it all since the only surface rust is on the wheel.



Must do some research on its history, It appears that Edwards Dunlop imported presses into Australia 

Size comparison between 2 presses (and me) The girls are so petite aren't we!

Just slightly larger than the Pearl...

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