New Gripper Bar

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 2.35.19 PMWe made or first Vandercook gripper bar assembly from scratch for a Universal I. The press had lost its bar somewhere, and to get it back into operation, we had to get this one made. This is for the first version of the Universal I press and is basically the same as used on the #4 and 219 presses. The style that replaced his one in 1961 is the same bar as used on the SP-15. We’ve had several people ask if we could upgrade the basic SP-15 gripper bar to one with 5 paper guides, and if this one works, we will be able to start making these. Here are a couple of pictures:

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The Arm
8 years ago

Very nice work! I am sure the owner of that press is going to have a lot more fun with it now.


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