219 Oscillating Inking Roller

Hi, I am looking into possibly buying a 219 Old Style press from a man in Oklahoma. It looks like (from his pictures) that it is missing the rubber inking rollers and an oscillating inking roller (metal?). I knew about the rubber rollers, and the core bracket is there for those, so I imagine I can get those from NA Graphics. Does anyone know if that oscillating roller is supposed to be there? And if it is, is it possible to find or buy a replacement? I couldn’t tell much about the inking parts from the photos on Vandercookpress.info.

Thanks for any help!
Ellen Knudson
Crooked Letter Press

6 thoughts on “219 Oscillating Inking Roller

  1. Ellen Knudson - April 16, 2007

    No, I did not buy the press. It was missing parts, which I now could replace with what Dan has, I guess. Don still has the press. I also was concerned about the height of the press being too much for me. It just doesn’t seem like the right one, but I am still looking for the right press to come along. I hope someone can work it out because it could be great.


  2. The Arm NYC - April 15, 2007

    Did you buy this press? I have an oscillating roller assembly as spare that came from John Bartlett. If you need it I will talk to him and see if he can make you a good deal.

    Daniel Morris
    The Arm Letterpress
    Brooklyn, NY

  3. Fritz Klinke - March 1, 2007

    I have one complete 219 OS inking assembly that we use for reference. I also have all the blueprints, but to make this from scratch, especially just one unit, could run a couple of thousand dollars at today’s prices. Some parts are in stock–the CS-23 crescent for example, but there are castings involved and we have none of the assembly jigs. It can be done, but I hesitate at promising it would be at all affordable.


  4. Ellen Knudson - February 23, 2007

    I’m not sure this press has drawers and shelves and such. I don’t think so. If it can’t be found, can it be replaced at NA Graphics?


  5. Paul Moxon, Moderator - February 22, 2007

    Thanks Bill. I love rooting through cabinets and drawers, during workshop and housecalls, and finding parts, accessories and documents that the owner wasn’t really aware of.

  6. Bill Whitley - February 21, 2007

    Ask the current owner if he knows where they are – it’s possible that they have been set aside to keep the rollers in good shape – I ran into the same thing looking at a 320 last year – the rollers and oscillator assembly were stored in the cabinet underneath, and therefore not visible in the photo.

    I also store my oscillator assembly “off press”.


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