No. 3

Removing a cabinet drawer

Sounds silly but I have a Vandercook 3, mid 1950s vintage and want to remove the drawers to be refinished. I can’t figure out how to get them out, there must be a trick. I’ve searched this site and Briarpress for an answer but no luck. thanks much. 

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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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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No. 4 Print/Trip Assembly

I just started working with a friend’s No. 4 press. It prints great and seems like a really solid machine. The machinery used to lower the impression cylinder from trip to print during the print stroke then back up to trip for the return to the feed table seems very different compared to the SP …

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Seeking a M-134 Feed Roller Frame Assembly for a No. 3

I have a Vandercook No. 3, the same one (SN 13165) here, that’s missing its M-134 feed roller frame assembly. I’m looking to first see if anyone has a spare (which I imagine is unlikely). Or if anyone has fabricated an alternative to the stock feed roller. I’ve also looked into Paul’s suggestion here but the sprockets …

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