Fritz Klinke

Stauffacher at age 95

Jack Werner Stauffacher, a San Francisco typographer and printer, is still at his work at age 95. Pino Trogu, who is an Assistant Professor of Information Design at San Francisco State University, keeps me updated on Jack’s activities. Pino worked with Jack with a project yesterday on Jack’s SP-15 and the attached photo shows Jack …

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Vandercook 317 Instructions

I recently rediscovered what appears to be all that Vandercook put out as a manual for the 317 model. There are several still in use so I scanned the sheet and put it on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53177163@N00/sets/72157639415208743/ and as time permits, I’ll add more material on Vandercooks that I scan from the original Vandercook files and …

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Paper Towers

I scanned the assembly print for the Universal IV paper tower the other day for a customer and thought it may be of some interest. Though for the IV, it applies to the other Universals except for such things as tube length, shaft length, and the main spring (same in III and IV). These assembly …

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Move Complete

After 12 years of being in the same location, NA Graphics and the Vandercook records and parts inventory successfully completed its move to our new building on Wednesday–and in some respects, it was the move from Hell. I had no idea I had accumulated such a mountain of crap, in addition to the good stuff. …

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Vandercook and Heidelberg Letterpress Instructon

I am pleased to announce a letterpress intensive to be held over President’s Day weekend in February in Denver, Colorado for instruction in either the Heidelberg Platen or Vandercook presses. The Vandercook portion on Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, will be conducted by Paul Moxon. Paul teaches both maintenance and printing classes throughout …

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Universal I and III Roller Core Changes

On Vandercook Engineering Change #848, dated 8/15/61, the roller cores for these 2 presses were radically changed. We run into these 1961 and earlier presses with the old cores on occasion, and it makes replacing the rollers much easier to know the serial number, or even better, a photo when recovering the rollers or ordering …

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New Building

My attention has been diverted from the Vanderblog and related as of late as we get into putting up our new building for NA Graphics and a move in a couple of months of all the Vandercook records, parts, and related stuff for the business. I’ll have Paul massage a photo of how the structure …

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Gene Wenderski

Many Vandercook owners remember Gene Wenderski, the last Vandercook trained maintenance person at Vandersons, the predecessor company to NA Graphics. Gene literally disappeared in the summer of 1996 as we were buying NA Graphics and numerous attempts to find him failed. It was a sense of great frustration for me as one of the selling …

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