David Wolske

Vandercook No. 4 Trip Lever

All of a sudden, the trip lever on our Vandercook 4 will not stay engaged. I didn’t hear anything break, and I can’t see the mechanisms well enough to determine if a spring snapped. Unfortunately, we don’t have a diagram of the trip/print assembly or another model No. 4 to reference.

Migrating ink

The Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah has a Vandercook 15-21 (shown with the top frame assembly removed) that is experiencing difficulties. Within minutes of application, a majority of the ink added migrates to the non-operator side (highlighted in the image) of the ink distributor assembly and form …

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