Imperial

Imperial

Briar Press

Imperial

The Craftsmen Machinery Company of Boston, Massachusetts, manufactured several tabletop lever presses and at least one floor-model platen jobber. One press in their tabletop line, the Superior, is almost identical to the Chandler & Price Pilot except that its chase width is 6 1/2″ instead of 6″. The C.M.C. Jobber, Craftsmen’s floor model press, is similar to Golding’s 7″ x 11″ Pearl Improved. Craftsmen advertised that its Imperial presses were available with “special stirrup handles for disabled and physically-handicapped persons, and for occupational therapy.” Other Craftsmen tabletop presses and their chase dimensions as shown in a 1964 catalog:

Victory 4 1/2″ x 6 3/8″
Imperial, 5″ x 8″(shown)
Superior, 6 1/2″ x 10″
Monarch, 9″ x12″

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