Grippers

Universal III Gripper issue/missing screw or pin?

Hello! I recently moved into a new studio and have been having problems with sticky grippers, which isn’t new to me so I didn’t think it had anything to do with the move. Today as I was printing, the pedal really didn’t do anything to raise the grippers so upon investigating, I went on the …

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Press Part Manufacturing, Gripper Bar Lever, Feedboard and Dead bar

I recently manufactured some press parts: a gripper bar lever for a No. 3 inspired by several posts on this blog, a new feedboard for the No. 3, that gets bolted onto two wooden side posts, and a dead bar for a Uni I. The No. 3 is actually for sale now as well.  The …

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Looking for a set of gripper bar extensions for a Uni III

Recently acquired a tape tower for my Uni III but didn’t realize my press doesn’t have the little cylindrical gripper bar extensions that thew tape tower bar clicks into. Anyone happen to have a spare set (I know, needle in a haystack but can’t hurt to ask). Photos showing the extensions on one of my …

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No. 3 Gripper Bar Lever Fabrication

Hi, I have a No. 3 (Old Style), and I am planning on fabricating a gripper bar lever for it and I wanted to see if anyone else would want one as well. The more that are made at one time the cheaper they should be, but they definitely should be under $100. The idea …

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Model 4 Gripper Control Linkage Exposed

By request, here is a photo taken during our recent restoration of a Model 4, showing the hidden linkage for the gripper mechanism.  This linkage is between the base and the bed and is accessible only by removing the bed.  Stepping on the pedal pulls the chain downward, which pulls forward on the left end …

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Vandercook 223 – stops at end of track [bed]

I am a graduate student at Ohio University, having issues with our Vandercook 223. Serial no. 8160. I do not have the vocabulary to accurately describe the parts of the press involved, so I have included several videos and pictures to illustrate. As the cylinder gets to the end of the track – where the registration …

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