Can anyone identify the model of this Ludlow and C&P paper cutter (36” blade)? Of course any other info anyone may have is appreciated.
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The Ludlow is a Model L.
If you knew the serial number, you could establish its date. The list of serial numbers is online on Dave Seat’s “Hot Metal Services” website at:
David M. MacMillan
As David has said, it is a Model L and can be pinned down with the serial number. I will just add that it is a later model L based on the square on/off switch plate. The late models are more desirable because the electrics/relays/ etc are of newer design and replaceable. This machine looks to be in good condition and it is also nice to have the auto feeder for the lead.
Thanks David and John. Where is the ID plate usually located and what would you say is the estimated current market value for this machine?
The paper cutter is a Chandler and Price and looks to be from the 1930’s. You can check definitively by looking up the serial number on the several SN lists for C&P that are posted online. My rough dating is based on several of the features on the cutter and the style of the nameplate.
Front Room Press
Here is a picture of mine with arrow pointing to plate with serial number. I paid $500 for this ludlow and the two cabinets full of mats, cleaning tools, spare parts, lead included, two years ago. It cost that again to have it removed from a basement and delivered.
John, Thanks for the info. I think the plate is missing, but will be at the shop tomorrow and check. Nice setup you have. My machine is located in Tampa, FL.
John, your shop is way too neat, when you visit my shop you better wear a hazmat suit. Dick G.
John, the plate is missing on the Ludlow. I will take a look around to see if it turns up.
Rich, I did find the serial # (T2518) on the cutter. It looks to be a 1927 model as I read the chart. Nice guess.