SP15 hand gripper lever

Last week I was in New York to teach workshops at the “Center for Book Arts”:http://centerforbookarts.org/, and also visited a couple of printshops including Daniel Morris’s “The Arm Letterpress”:http://www.thearmnyc.com/information/letterpress in Brooklyn. Some readers may know that has several Vandercooks including this rather unusual SP15 that has a hand lever mechanism to raise the paper grippers […]

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English-made Hybrid Revisted

Donald Kerr at University of Otago [New Zeeland], informed me of his institution’s Vandercook made by Pre Press Ltd. of London. His photos show a carriage nameplate stating that it is a “No.4”:https://vandercookpress.info/years35-53.html#4. However, the cabinet and feed board styling (and presumedly the inking system were it present) is that of a “215”:https://vandercookpress.info/years35-53.html#215. Interested readers […]

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Vandercook Census

I have complied a census of existing Vandercook Presses (listed in the side bar under Pages as “Press Census”:https://vandercookpress.info/vanderblog/?page_id=167) it is independent of NA Graphics’ records, but thanks to Fritz Klinke’s coöperation will soon be augmented by them. Because NA’s records may not indicate the current owner or note manufacturing oddities, and do not include […]

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