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Old 09-19-2021, 03:32 AM
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I purchased this old German fly press the other day.
The press was bought by a vintage interior dealer in Amsterdam years ago and sat outside ever since. They used to buy old machinery for the cast iron legs and turn those into "vintage industrial" tables and what not... The machines themselfs were all scrapped and still they made a huge profit.
Anyway, it was a hype and those come and go. The hype was gone and the pressed lived to see another day.

The years outside didn`t make it any better, it was frozen. I made a deal with the owner I would buy it if he got it moving again, which he did. So it was delivered a couple weeks ago , took it apart, had a few parts made that were broken and put is back together. The spindle cleaned up really nice and the whole thing works like new without any play whatsoever.

Now off to find some material to make a tool holder and tooling for this beast.
Cant wait to do some forging on it...

The company that built it ,Schuler , still exists and is a big player in press and hammer business. I hope to get some more info on mine...
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Old 09-19-2021, 07:28 AM
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That is a cool lookin tool!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-19-2021, 10:02 AM
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It looks new again. Nice job restoring it.
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Old 09-19-2021, 01:57 PM
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Nice restore...
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Old 09-19-2021, 02:54 PM
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Does it only press one fly at a time😂
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Old 09-19-2021, 03:16 PM
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Does it only press one fly at a time😂
nope... it will eat a bunch but I`m still training them not to take off. I`ve tried pulling wings but then they go walkabout....oh well, I`ll figure something out...

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Old 09-19-2021, 04:37 PM
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You do great work

How fast could they walk about without wings
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:43 PM
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Wowsers... that is awesome!!!

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Old 10-12-2021, 04:42 AM
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I got a reply from the factory with a picture from their 1925 catalog with my press in it. Mine is model PSs72 ( 72mm spindle ) which was built between 1920 and 1935. The Pressforce was given in squaremm (qmm) and thickness in mm of the sheet metal. I don`t have a clue how to interpretate that other than it will flatten yer finger for sure.

My mate, the machinist, made the die upper holder and I made my first set dies to draw out and flatten hot material.
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:57 AM
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Very cool that you've given this cool old machine new life! I love this stuff.
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