Ok, maybe not the most consequential Vandercook query, but this has been nagging at me. I’m currently fixing up my departments’ recently salvaged SP20 (serial #25595), and have noticed that the feed board is ungraduated along the slot which holds the edge guide (missing, of course). In contrast, my SP15 has the customary scale for use with the edge guide in registering paper, and I’m just wondering if this was a common manufacturing variation, and if so, why exactly one would want no scale to measure against? Any thoughts? Also, any clever ideas (i.e. photos) for improvising an edge guide that will provide fine adjustments?
University of Hawaii
Department of Art