I have a Baltimore #9. I would like to print some business cards with the small press but it is missing some parts such as roller, ink plate and chase. I think the roller and ink plate can be over looked but would like to know how to make or replace the chase. The other parts would be helpful if I could either make or replace.
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Spare parts are hard to come by you need to buy 2 presses to make one complete. As small as that press is it is still difficult and time consuming to make a ink disk. and that chase is one piece with the rails more difficult to copy. and that press it self, one of only two types I have seen that have no pressure adjusting screws. Designed to print one line of type in the center. You should try to find a 10 or 11.
I have the letterpress roller and trucks in stock.
i have had good luck making chases out of plywood, i use old die cutting dies and cut them up for the plywood.