I have a 219 OS with twin ink drums. Does anyone have a procedure for removing them? There are a few reasons:

The bolt to adjust the height of the entire carriage to the form roller is completely hidden by the armature for the ductor roller (which is missing).

The press was stored in a damp environment and has pitting on these drums from rust. At some point it would be nice to have them turned.

If a ductor roller could be located, I might like to try to rebuild the whole assembly.

After removing the chain from the motor and idler sprockets, it looks like it might be possible to rotate the unit on bolt “A” (see photo). Being able to lift the unit would allow access to the height adjustment. The problem is there is a block protruding through the frame of the press that connects to the clutch in the rear ink drum even after the linkage “B” is disconnected.

Any ideas?

3 thoughts on “219 twin ink drums”

  1. Here’s a detail from parts sheet No. 2. The idler cam appears to be different than later worm gears, but I don’t see why one wouldn’t work. The diameter of the rubber would be more important.

  2. Thank you.

    I didn’t realize that the missing ductor roller had a worm gear for oscillation.

  3. I’ve alerted a few 219 OS owners who may be able to comment. Meanwhile, I imagine that the block block protruding through the frame at B could be unthreaded.

    You may be able to locate a ductor for a later model press and if it doesn’t fit have a new shaft fabricated and install the older worm gear. Then of course have the rubber recovered.

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