I recently acquired a # 3, circa 1939, missing the feed roller frame assembly, part M-134. This is the roller to which ink is applied to and then hand cranked to distribute the ink to the vibrator and the form rollers. Has any one come up with a substitute method for inking the #3, or [...]
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Vandercook #3 hand inking roller assembly - Posted March 9, 2013
Vandercook #4 leveling feet specs - Posted January 9, 2013
Hello, I am helping a friend with a #4 who works in a space with a very uneven floor. His press has had the leveling feet under the press removed and it keeps slowly walking off whatever shims he puts underneath. Does anyone know the correct thread pitch for those feet? I can’t get in [...]
In need of accurate Vandercook 3 measurements. - Posted August 26, 2012
Can someone with a vandercook 3 please send me dimensions of the press WITHOUT the feed board? I need these measurements to determine if the press can fit around an obstacle during an upcoming delivery. The catalog lists the ‘floorspace’ dimension at 6′ 6″ long (not sure if this includes feed board and if not [...]
Vandercook 3 for sale - Posted August 13, 2012
Vandercook 3 pre-press for sale. In excellent condition. serial number 15610. Includes some furniture, and ink. email email@example.com for more information and pictures.
Lock-up and Spacing - Posted July 20, 2012
Although we have worked for years on a 10 x 15 C&P, only recently we have started doing more than cuts and proofing on a Vandercook Model 3. Obviously, there is something we missed given problems we encountered in a recent job. We prepared a form for printing on the Vandercook. This was a 9” [...]
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.
Vandercook No. 3 for sale in the Netherlands - Posted September 20, 2011
Vandy 3 – Inking Roller Question - Posted March 29, 2011
Our inking roller on our Vandy 3 is a bit worn, so we’re wondering if we should get it replaced before we print an initial run. We tried it out before purchasing the press, just to test it out, and it seemed to distribute the ink pretty well since it is still quite soft. That [...]
Vandercook No. 3 Gripper Lever - Posted March 10, 2011
Finally got around to fabricating a hand lever for the No. 3 grippers. Works like a charm and no longer will I be rolling the cylinder back and forth in an attempt to properly grip/register sheets. I can share the specs with anyone interested… just let me know. Brad.
Vandercook 3 Proof Press - Posted February 13, 2011
Does anyone know if a Vandercook 3 Proof Press is galley high or type high? Serial # 7617. Also, what is the exact size of the steel sheet that comes in the bed? I want it to be able to fit in the bed (inside the lock up bar). I have tried printing without this steel [...]
Cleaning up a #3 - Posted October 26, 2010
Hello Vanderfolks. I am in the process of finally getting my old #3 up and running again. A lot of dust, dirt, a little rust and the paper clasp pins don’t open. Looks like I have mostly cleaning and lubricating to do. My question is really simple. For those of you who have been through [...]
No. 3 with Broken Handle - Posted July 22, 2010
Hi Everyone, I’m looking into purchasing an older Vandy #3, but it has a broken handle, please see the photo. The seller split the press into two pieces (press bed and carriage) so that’s what shown in the photo. Does anyone have a good idea of how much it will cost to replace? And how [...]