Hi – We have a MB 811 Bunting base and looking at alternatives to get a larger form for posters, Etc. Has anyone purchased a custom built base to accommodate such endeavours? We have not priced the alternatives, but we are wondering if this is a good approach or if one should acquire a few […]MoreMore Tag
Registration on the No. 1
My recently acquired No. 1 proof press (#3639) is an older version sans grippers. The previous owner fashioned a hinged tympan on the bed which I believe was used for registration. He had taped on makeready with gauge pins to the underside of this tympan at one point. However, the press has not been used […]MoreMore Tag
What Vandercook does this clamp bar go to?
I am trying to figure out what press this tympan clamp bar comes from. It doesn’t fint my SP-15, the Uni I has a slotted bar, and it is too short for the Uni III. Any ideas? It is 14 inches long, the outer pins are 11 1/2 inches on center, and the innermost two […]MoreMore Tag
Hacker Plate Gauge
I know that Hacker Mfg. was acquired by Vandercook, but this gauge appears to pre-date that merger. Does anyone have any information on Hacker gauges from this era? This particular gauge has two standards (.159 and a .759) which add up to type-high. I would guess it was to be used for checking planed blocks […]MoreMore Tag
Can someone tell me about the characteristics and specs of a “tindeck blanket,” the original packing specified for the impression cylinder of my No.2 Proof Press, according to the model description on the vandy site. Just curious, never having come across one. Thanks, Duncan Dempster Honolulu, HawaiiMoreMore Tag