Serial Number Tables

Harold E. Sterne

Serial Number information
Gravity Presses
Press Model Information

 
Serial Numbers for Vandercook Proof Presses

Data available as an Excel file: Serial Numbers


The first serial number(s) used each year are recorded. Gravity presses had their own serial number series. I have no explanation for presses like the 25, whose first serial number was #101A; or 315, which started with #137A. There are some years where, according to the information I have, the earliest serial number manufactured during a year is later than the earliest serial number of a model introduced in that year. Everything that went out the door had a serial number including Hacker test gauges, polyproofers, and some other non-press items. There are some Vandy models of which I know nothing beyond their existence. I will continue to add and correct information on this site as I discover it.

Vandercook ran serial numbers consecutively without regard to model numbers.  Below is listed, by serial number, the first press manufactured each year.From September 30, 1909, when the company was started, until June 1914 Vandercook manufactured about 280 presses without serial numbers. On June 23, 1914 they shipped a model 17 with serial #1.
 

Year
First S/N
  Year
First S/N
  Year
First S/N
  Year
First S/N
1915
56
1931
5456
1947
10333
1963
22635
1916
124
1932
5755
1948
12146
1964
23425
1917
332
1933
5814
1949
13306
1965
24630
1918
569
1934
6024
1950
13947
1966
25603
1919
652
1935 
6180
1951
14802
1967
26475
1920
1397
1936
6491
1952 
15477
1968
27255
1921
1472
1937
7047
1953
15950
1969
28195
1922
1533
1938
7649
1954 
16549
1970
28727
1923
1649
1939
8100
1955 
17404
1971
29093
1924
1838
1940
8613
1956 
18040
1972
29145
1925
2135
1941
9110
1957
18419
1973
29652
1926
2492
1942
9700
1958
18957
1974
29807
1927
2926
1943
9765
1959
19489
1975
29931
1928
3446
1944
9854
1960
20123
1976
30004
1929
4103
1945
9893
1961
21016
    
1930
4895
1946
9912
1962
21629
1984
30126
               
 
[Gravity Presses] Models  0, 01, 03 & 099 
had  Different  Serial Numbers
Data available as an Excel file:Serial Numbers


Rebuilt Presses
Year
First S/N
  Year
First S/N
  Year
First S/N
  Year
First S/N
1929
0101
1939
04930
1950
 07285
1958
 50000
1930
0206
1940
05318
1951
 07429
1959
 50011
1931
01248
1941
05725
1952
 07566
1960
 50021
1932
01629
1942
06183
1953
 07679
1961
 50037
1933
01837
1943
 
1954
 07779
1962 
 50049
1934
02390
1944
06322
1955
 07871
1963
 50059
1935
02958
1945
06345
1956
 07922
1964 
 50068
1936
03359
1946
06351
1957 
 07952
1965 
 50080
1937
03934
1947
06400
 
 
1966 
 50097
1938
04526
1948
06883
 
 
1967
 50107
 
1949
07149
 
1968
 50142


 
Vandercook Press Models and Date of Manufacture
Data available as an Excel file: Model Numbers


Model
First S/N
Date
Last S/N
Date
 
Model
First S/N
Date
Last S/N
Date
101
09/27/15
25743
09/08/66
14473
10/13/50
18104
03/23/56
6034
02/16/34
18524
03/06/59
3429
12/17/27
11506
11/20/47
3*
5777
11/20/31
19182
11/10/58
11507
04/15/49
18486
07/09/58
6360
11/14/35
20624
04/21/60
8170
02/15/39
17192
12/03/54
7643
02/03/48
18739
05/08/57
12363
04/03/48
17033
08/02/54
05*
10669
03/21/49
16721
09/09/58
13666
08/10/49
18580
07/25/58
20222
12/31/59
24322
10/01/64
14017
01/05/50
17065
10/21/54
3828
08/08/28
19078
03/21/60
5830
02/20/32
6734
06/15/36
14-19
18291
10/03/56
27487
03/01/68
7097
02/06/37
7475
08/17/37
31
10/22/14
18117
04/03/56
6940
02/11/37
9803
11/11/43
17285
02/08/55
21890
05/29/62
7626
11/24/37
13876
11/22/49
17734
05/13/55
18930
11/25/58
137
03/18/32
6512
02/12/36
1724
05/24/23
3093
04/22/27
6696
05/13/36
12919
12/06/48
3413
12/07/27
6592
03/10/36
6520
01/30/36
8670
01/26/42
2168
02/06/25
4811
11/05/29
20210
04/05/60
20646
07/05/60
71
04/01/15
7884
11/11/38
4493
10/22/29
18057
04/14/58
24096
12/21/64
28798
07/27/70
4491
06/03/29
21787
08/20/62
1666
03/12/23
3154
06/02/27
5639
06/03/31
20095
07/15/59
6051
03/29/34
20132
02/19/60
6640
04/09/36
22090
10/29/62
13393
04/25/49
14976
09/20/51
6056
04/16/34
20097
02/16/60
5584
07/15/31
9795
01/12/43
19500
09/16/58
29819
04/15/74
23SE***
11785
01/29/48
21279
12/14/62
6320
01/02/36
6555
03/30/36
7807
12/02/38
9596
01/12/42
9657
06/04/42
11031
06/30/48
101
12/03/27
7961
01/26/39
11125
07/09/47
13941
11/18/57
12073
08/23/49
18032
09/06/56
21907
04/24/62
25422
12/02/65
24099
06/16/64
29903
02/27/76
21500
05/12/61
29951
10/28/74
18500
01/30/57
29522
07/25/72
20900
12/19/60
30014
03/12/76
30-30
18643
01/11/57
29890
03/06/75
22825
01/18/63
30126
04/23/84
2842
11/02/26
9322
04/13/42
22838
06/27/63
30005
03/29/76
5875
06/23/32
18046
12/29/55
22852
12/12/62
24986
06/02/65
13976
12/15/49
19364
12/18/59
22850
05/25/62
25639
03/10/66
12665
04/30/48
16119
04/30/53
19329
06/11/58
30010
02/05/76
5653
06/11/31
7579
10/18/37
18362
05/20/58
20284
04/14/60
13139
09/27/48
26020
08/30/66
20133
08/18/59
29851
06/26/74
119
2360
08/24/25
3063
04/02/27
20186
07/29/60
28185
01/15/69
9699
10/23/41
9728
09/30/43
21000
05/14/62
29469
02/25/72

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* New Style #3 starts with S/N 6579
*** 3" dia. cylinder first used on # 05 S/N 15931
*** New Style # 23 starts with S/N 11056 


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