Platemaking Equipment Census

This data table lists 12* Vandercook and Hacker brand non-press equipment (plate and type gauges, block levelers, and proof dryers). To add or correct data, use the Contact Form. Please provide 1) model number, 2) serial number, 3) owner name, and 4) location. A column for notes is also provided for provenance and other applicable information.

ModelS/NOwnerLocationNotes
Block Leveler 1116894Moore Wood TypeUSA OH Columbus
Block Leveler 1118590Press 817USA KY LexingtonPreviously at the Dale Guild
Plate Gauge 9482Verona PressUSA MA GillHacker
Plate Gauge 9958Cedar Creek PressUSA IA Mason City
Plate Gauge 91071Fameorshame PressUSA AL Mobile
Plate Gauge 99-1038Basilian PressCanada ON TorontoAuction 12/2016
Plate Gauge 9Hamilton Wood Type MuseumUSA WI Two Rivers
Plate Gauge 9Columbia CollegeUSA IL Chicago
Plate Gauge 9Museum of PrintingUSA MA GillHacker
RPD-15 Rotary Proof Dryer23405PrivateMexico, Monterrey
Type Gauge 11276Cedar Creek PressUSA IA Mason City
Type Gauge 11Baltimore Print StudiosUSA MD Baltimore

* Less effort has been made to collect this data than for presses, but there are more known to exist.