Golding Jobber #6 Restoration / chase

Hi all

I recently acquired my first press and excited to restore it to its printing glory. The press is in good/solid condition with a working variable motor. Restoration will likely involve a healthy clean (without taking anything apart), some rust removal, a new set of rollers and a motor/brake checkup. My question to this community is regarding the chase for the #6. The chase that came with the press does not seem to latch flush and I wonder if this is the right chase for this press. The dimensions seem to fit but there seems to be some daylight between the latch and the chase when seated in the press which seems odd. For those with Golding Jobber (particularly) the #6, can you post a picture of your chase (outside and seated in press) so I can compare to what I have? Any words of wisdom regarding the restoration of this press, please feel free to pass along.

Appreciate the help!


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Hi Teresita,

Your suspicions are well founded. There should not be any daylight. It may be an aftermarket chase that is ill fitting. An original Golding chase will say Jobber no. 6 on the backside. It is cast into the chase.

Hi John - Thanks so much for the insight and will check the chase for the markings. But, it sounds like I will be on the hunt for a proper chase in the near term. On a side note, I just ordered the Golding Catalog from Perennial Designs which will be a valuable reference during the restoration.

Hi Teresita, Congratulations on buying the finest (IMO) press! I have two chases for mine and both latch in very solidly with no wiggle or gaps. See photos below. One of my chases has the Golding markings (bought this on ebay a couple years ago) though the original one that came with my press has no markings. Keep an eye on ebay…these chases come up fairly often. See this listing which just ended:

Good Luck!

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I am mailing out your catalog this morning. A lot can be learned from reading it. Golding explains the features and benefits of his presses in detail.

John and Ken -

Thanks so much for your shared insight! If I run into additional questions during restoration, I will certainly reach out to this community. So helpful!