Model 3 foot-treadle platen

I’ve just been asked to restore an ancient Model 3 platen for our local museum. They want it to be used as an active demonstration. Although I used an Arab platen many years ago as a ship’s printer in the British Merchant Navy, I’m not familiar with the Model 3 and don’t know what’s missing. I saw online a picture of an exploded view of the disassembled parts neatly laid out but omitted to bookmark it and I’m buggered if I can find it again. Does anyone recall seeing it?

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British Navy? I am assuming you are from the UK?
The Model 3 you are inquiring about, is it a Daughaday? If so I can offer some photos as I have 2 in my shop. If its the Model Press NO 3 look up British Letterpress they may be able to point you in the right direction.

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Gidday John

I have a Model #3 that I don’t have time to restore so I am going to sell it soon. As a consequence I came across the picture of the ‘exploded view of the disassembled parts’ a while ago.
Here is a link to the picture you are after:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15752954894

For completeness the parts diagram is missing the two brass pins that hold the roller stocks in the roller saddles.

Thanks Todd,

When are you making your way out here? I have added more since that picture.

Thank you all for your invaluable help, much appreciated.

Redhand … your opening salutation, “Gidday John”, makes me think you might be based in the antipodes, as am I. If so, you may be close enough for me to check out your Model 3?

J.

If you are going to refurbish the press don’t ruin it by stripping down and repainting it in the wrong black, wrong shade and too glossy.

Rub any rust on the platen, bed and tracks to bare metal, elsewhere use a rust cure.

If you are going to refurbish the press don’t ruin it by stripping down and repainting it in the wrong black, wrong shade and too glossy.

Rub any rust on the platen, bed and tracks to bare metal, elsewhere use a rust cure.

Hi John,

I am indeed in the Antipodes, residing in the frontier town of Darwin, Northern Territory.
You are most welcome to visit if you are ever up this way.

Cheers

Franck