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Uni I Drive Gear and Roller Height Adjustment

I have a Uni 1 manufactured in the 60s, still being cleaned but also being used to print. I have two observations/questions which I welcome help on… 1. The drive gear (if that is the correct term) oscillates when the press runs and the rollers are engaged. A woodruff key was missing and replaced but …

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Roller bearing blocks position, nyliners and spring

Hi everyone, Looking at photos of other sp-15s I noticed that my press came with the spring pulling on a different piece than it should. Is this (2nd photo) the right arrangement? My press is the first photo. Also, my bearing blocks are obviously wrong, I will change them tomorrow. I also want to know …

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Need rollers for Challenge 1528 KP

greetings all I am new to the forum, and was hoping someone could help me track down form rollers for a challenge proof press. My rollers were thrown out by a janitor (i had them off of my press so i could do some brayering) and it’s been difficult to track any down. i may …

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Universal I Press Track Moving and a roller issue

Hello My name is Rob Wilson and I am a student printer at The University of Arizona. Last night durning class we had a few issues with one of our Universal I Vandercooks, First the rear inking roller locked up and would both not freely roll and was not allowing the rollers to be raised. What we did …

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