Can anyone help identify these unattached parts that came along with my Vandercook 2 acquisition?
#1 appears to be a scraper of some kind. The “blade” looks replaceable & is not sharp.
#2 is a thin gauge painted metal plate with a bit of a lip or maybe paper guide along one edge, and a long screw on another end.
#3 shows no scale but is ~ 12″ long & 1″ thick, made of heavy steel. Seems to be a clamp of some sort with 2 beveled clamps held in place by screws and 2 pins beneath these.
Also, does anyone know the purpose of the star wheel circled in this pic of the press? It’s missing on mine & I wonder what its function is.
Thanks to all for any assistance!
To answer your final question: the star wheel, actually a knob, is an optional feature to control an eccentric mechanism for adjusting the height of a bed plate to transfer newspaper forms between a make up truck (aka turtle) and the press. Your press must not have been so equipped. See the sale sheet below.
#1 is a tool for dressing Ludlow mats, but mine has a file rather than a scraper.
#2 is the copyholder from a Ludlow cabinet.
I don’t recognise #3, but it could have held another file for dressing mats.