C&P feed tables

I am just about to mount new feed tables on a C&P 10x15 New Series. Can someone explain (or send picture) in what the 2 “furthest” positions the upper feed table should be in when rotated on the feed table fork?

It seems that then the upper table is pushed away from the operator, it is aligned with the left side of the large gear cam wheel. When it is pulled/rotated towards the operator, it is centered over the gear cam. Does that sound about right?

The C&P parts list and sales brochure help but they seem to have different table positions. I’m sure it’s just personal preference but I’d like to configure the tables as they were intended to be.



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The corner of the feed board mounting bracket is in one corner of the board about 1” in from the corner. The forks of the braket are equidistant from the sides of the board to which they’re paralellel.

The illustrations you posted above show two different styles of mounting brackets. The one on the left is in the closed position and is an older style with a base post bracket incorporated on the inside of the gear guard. The one on the right is in the open position and has the base incorporated into the outside of the gear guard. That’s why the feed board has a different left to right positional relationship to the delivery board in each case.

One way or the other, if you position the feed board bracket as described above, and when you pivot the board towards the press until the stop on the post hits the stop on the base so it’s in its “stored” position, if it is square with the delivery board you will be OK.


Front Room Press
Milford, NJ

Thanks, Rich. Not to beat a dead horse with a feed board but can you also explain how far to the left the upper board should be when in the stored position?

Judging from the pic on the right above, it seems that the board hangs over the left of the large gear guard more than I have in mine.

This may be the last question as the restoration is almost complete but I can’t promise that. :)

Really, really looking forward to printing. I’ll be sure to send you pics when it is complete.

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First a clarification: when I write “stored” position, I mean that the feed board is directly over the delivery board. The right hand illustration you posted shows this position. I call this “stored” because it is out of the way and you can’t really use the boards, at least on the older styles. “Open” would be in any of the positions you can adjust it to when you pivot it to the right. Irregardless, there are stops incorporated in the top and bottom bracket and the one that engages when you pivot the bracket all the way to the left, i.e clockwise, is the one I refer to below.

Probably the easiest thing to do is put the upper bracket into the base and pivot it to the left (clockwise) until it hits the stop so it will be in its “closed” position, then lock it in place. Place the feed board on top of the bracket so that the apex of its angle (the corner) is in about 1/2” diagonally from the right rear corner of the board. Also make sure that the length of the board is parallel with the delivery board. Mark the location of the screw holes with a pencil and then remove both and attach the bracket.

My 10x15 has the older style post mounted to the inside of the gear guard but based on the illustrations you posted the bracket is mounted in the same place, i.e. in the corner.

In other words, looking at your photo “under”, the bracket is in about the right position in terms of the angle of its arms from the corner of the board, but you will need to follow the above procedure to make sure. In the photo the board needs to be moved so the corner of the bracket is farther into the corner of the board as described above, i.e. about 1/2” from the edge.

Of course, the board can be attached any way you want it so that is meets your working needs. What I described seems to be the factory standard based on the presses I’ve seen, including my own, and the photos and illustrations in catalogs, etc.


Front Room Press
Milford, NJ