Hi All, I am new to the group as until now my focus has been on Golding platen presses. I have now “seen the light” and am adding a Potter proof press No. 3 to my shop. At the moment I just have the inking mechanism and its under restoration, but, soon the massive cast iron press itself will [...]
Archive for February 2012
Potter proof press parts wanted - Posted February 29, 2012
Handi Lockup Bar Question - Posted February 27, 2012
I just got a lockup bar. It is the early style, but I’m missing two pieces the internal pin that goes from the cam to the spring and the pin that aligns the sliding part of the bar. That part is broken. I’m looking for some dimensions and/or some picture of each of those parts.
Tot ziens … ciao - Posted February 26, 2012
Lorenzo Pellegrinelli, of Niemand Private Press in Milan, sent a link to this video of a No.3 old style Vandercook being offloaded from a truck by crane. This is the same press (sn: 7870) that was up for auction in The Netherlands in September. The feed board does not appear to exist.
Reel rod - Posted February 25, 2012
Is it possible to remove the reel rod on the No. 4 ? I want to get in there real good with a brush, it’s nasty in there. I found two hex nuts and tried both ways but couldn’t get it out. I also unscrewed the ratchet but I can’t see how the reel rod [...]
Limit vibrator movement for split fountain work - Posted February 22, 2012
I was wondering if there’s any safe way to limit the amount the vibrator oscillates on the Vandercook 4? It’s for a business card logo about an inch wide… Thank you.
This site under attack All’s well again!
- Posted February 20, 2012
Access will be restored soon. Thanks for advice and assistance from Scott Fisk, Brian Goodman and Enrique Woolvolk.
Bumper springs - Posted
I’ve found out that the two bumper springs on my Universal I are broken. New ones ordered from NAGraphics arrived last week. Question now: how do I get the remaining bits of spring out and get the new springs in? Is there a trick or a magical solution/answer?
Help to classify model of Vandercook - Posted February 16, 2012
Hello all, Im hoping I can get some help on here to help me classify a model of a Vandercook. It has automatic inking, but no grippers/floor pedal. The max. form size is approx. 16.5 x 24 inches. Thank you for any help you could give!
Maybe five years ago we bought our Vandercook SP-15 off eBay. When it got here the one major problem was that the ink drum was quite scratched from the automatic cleaning bar that scraped the ink off it. Lately we’ve been having trouble printing evenly with it and started to deduce that it might be [...]
Harrild Verax - Posted February 13, 2012
I am still trying to find information on My Harrild Verax Proof press, This is an english proof press and was made in about 1945-50. The press as now been restored to good condition, and I am just waiting on new ink rollers which have just been made. The press took me on and off [...]
232P For Sale - Posted February 10, 2012
I’m looking to find a good home for a Vandercook 232P, due to unforeseen circumstances I have to let this gem go. I have done several large edition works on the press. It’s in great condition, rollers are in good shape, new wiring/good motor and it has all of it’s original parts and manual. It [...]
219 OS eccentric and rail questions - Posted February 5, 2012
Hello- I’ve posted on Briar Press regarding some inking problems I was having with my 219 OS and have emailed/spoken with a few of you about these problems, but I have some additional questions that I thought best asked here. Currently, the carriage seems absurdly tight and heavy. At some point earlier it felt heavy, [...]