The Hern Treadle kits were reproduced from original pieces. Patterns have been tested for the Chandler & Price presses and will generally drop in with only small cleaning and refinements of press and castings. Recognize that your press is unique – after near 75 years of production, and 50 plus years out of production – you press has been rebuilt and repaired a few times. There will be some minor differences press to press. This kit includes: Treadle, Hook, and all Hardware to attach and use with your press. Pricing also includes reinforced packaging and shipping to your door!


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We have been feverishly busy creating our new website platform that will offer a new online experience for all of our visitors. Expect frequent updates on our website and also new and up coming product showcases. Thank you for visiting and enjoy your stay!


Stemming from John’s interest in guns, reloading, and shooting – combined with his new foundry came the idea of casting Civil War era Historical Reproduction Cannons. What started as a few similar sized barrels produced for himself an a few friends has grown to over two dozen different barrels from 10 pounds to 2200 pounds, and near 20% of our annual sales! Today we have onsite our offices, a full Pattern shop, Machine shop, and Iron Foundry.