I recently picked up a Vandercook Universal I – very dirty but in generally good mechanical condition. Along with it came a bunch of parts (extra gripper bar, brass sheet guides, star wheels, etc.). There are 2 parts that I can’t find on the press and I’m wondering if they’re for a different model. See photo attached.
Incidentally, the press (ID #24570) is not in the census. I have sent the info via the contact form a few times so I’m wondering if the form is working.
On further examination, the smaller piece is a Vandercook 219 roller latch (BB-5) one of two required for both the original 219 Proving Press (1927-47) and new -style 219 variants (1949-58).
Those aren’t Vandercook parts. Someone else should be able to identify them. The large piece looks a sheet lifter finger and the small piece a roller latch.
My apologies for the contact form issue. I’m working on it.