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Moving a Composing Room Cylinder Press

Does anyone have experience moving a composing room cylinder press? I am hoping to move one, which I think is a #17, but I was not sure if there is an intelligent way to move it into my space. I’m specifically wondering if the cylinder can be easily removed from the bed and easily reattached afterwards  as …

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Early Vandercook Manufacturing

This badge, on a 1919 model 20 (SN 1103, now at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum), begs the question: when did Vandercook & Sons begin manufacturing—or at least assembling—presses in-house? Fritz Klinke says that he has not come across any documents in reference to outsourcing manufacturing for this period. However, he does have information on …

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Help ID old Vandercook

I need help identifying my “Vandercook”:http://www.accumulata.com/pics/vandercook.jpg. There is no model number anywhere on the press (nor any serial number), the plate states only “Vandercook Roller Series Proof Press”. There are 4 patent dates, all in 1914. It looks like the 17 or a member of the 15 family as seen on the “Vandercook website”:https://vandercookpress.info. The …

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Help ID these Vandercook? mystery inking parts

Dylan Fareed and I went out to visit John Barrett at Letterpress Things today and he asked me to drag some proof press roller assembly parts back to The Arm to attempt to identify them. I think the second one is a 219 rider roller assembly, but I have no clue on the rest. Anyone …

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