You all know how much I love vintage things. Well, today I wanted to share a video I made of our vintage paper cutter in action. This isn't like anything you've ever seen....this is a HUGE paper cutter...an industrial one that was originally manufactured for cutting paper and book board for the printing industry (maybe newspapers too - not sure on that).
It is a 1928 Chandler & Price Guillotine Cutter and weights over 2 tons. The company that had previously owned it was bought out and the new owners were going to have it hauled off to the junk yard. It wasn't something we HAD to have for our business but we couldn't let this unique piece of history be hauled off and melted down for the steel. Dh bought it and we now use it to cut cardboard and industrial tissue paper (we use to package our screen printed items). It still works like a charm and no more than we use it should last another 100 years.
I hope you enjoyed taking a look into the past as much as I enjoyed sharing it!
Oh and before I forget, the first operator was my DH - Eric and the second one was our youngest son Bob who also works for us.