219 NS

Vandercook 219 Trip lever assembly

Vandercook 219 New Style infrequently does not stay in trip mode on return to feed board, the operator must very slowly return the cylinder to the feedboard. Examining the ‘Cylinder Carriage’ spec sheet on the owner’s manual suggests that the ‘ (X-2884) Connecting Rod Assembly’ with its 8 ‘(X-3602) set screw(s) with lock washer and …

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Desperately seeking a solution to a mystery (Cylinder Jamming)

I have a Vandercook 219. Not sure but I think NS (1957). It prints like a dream, or did until this afternoon. The rolling cylinder suddenly started to hang up about 3 inches into the forme.  So the first few inches of the forme prints, but then the cylinder meets profound resistance, as if something …

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Mystery adjustment mechanism on VANDERCOOK 219

I am wondering what these two screw adjustments are for: The first is the square assembly near the inking plate with three screws, but then behind it recessed into the bed is a hex screw. I can’t find reference in the manual to them, but I could easily be missing it.