Serial Numbers

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 number 1.

The first serial number(s) used each year are recorded. Gravity presses have their own serial number series. There is no explanation for presses like the 25, whose first serial number was number 101A; or the 315, which started with number 137A. According to the available information, in some years, the earliest serial number manufactured during a year is higher than the earliest serial number of a model introduced in that year. All equipment had a serial number including Hacker test gauges.

This data was compiled by Harold E. Sterne from the original sales record books and index cards when he owned NA Graphics. For existing presses see Vandercook Census.

Main S/N
YearFirst S/N
191556
1916124
1917332
1918569
1919652
19201397
19211472
19221533
19231649
19241838
19252135
19262492
19272926
19283446
19294103
19304895
19315456
19325755
19335814
19346024
19356180
19366491
19377047
19387649
19398100
19408613
19419110
19429700
19439765
19449854
19459893
19469912
194710333
194812146
194913306
195013947
195114802
195215477
195315950
195416549
195517404
195618040
195718419
195818957
195919489
196020123
196121016
196221629
196322635
196423425
196524630
196625603
196726475
196827255
196928195
197028727
197129093
197229145
197329652
197429807
197529931
197630004
198430126
Rebuilt S/N
YearFirst S/N
195850000
195950011
196050021
196150037
196250049
196350059
196450068
196550080
196650097
196750107
196850142
Office Presses S/N
YearFirst S/N
19290101
19300206
193101248
193201629
193301837
193402390
193502958
193603359
193703934
193804526
193904930
194005318
194105725
194206183
1943No Data
194406322
194506345
194606351
194706400
194806883
194907149
195007285
195107429
195207566
195307679
195407779
195507871
195607922
195707952