Platemaking Equipment Census

This data table lists 22* Vandercook and Hacker brand non-press equipment (plate and type gauges, block levelers, and proof dryers). To add or correct data, use the Contact Form. Please provide 1) model number, 2) serial number, 3) owner name, and 4) location. A column for notes is also provided to record the provenance and other applicable information.

Block Leveler 1116894Moore Wood TypeUSA OH Columbus
Block Leveler 1118590Press 817USA KY LexingtonPreviously at the Dale Guild
Plate Gauge 9409Ernst ShaeferUSA CA Santa RosaHacker
Plate Gauge 9482Verona PressUSA MA GillHacker
Plate Gauge 9499PrivateUSA MN MinnetonkaHacker
Plate Gauge 9741Gaspereau PressCanada NS KentvilleHacker
Plate Gauge 9751Learning LetterpressUSA MA BostonVandercook
Plate Gauge 99032Tribune Show PrintUSA IN MuncieHacker
Plate Gauge 9958Cedar Creek PressUSA IA Mason City
Plate Gauge 91038Basilian PressCanada ON TorontoAuction 12/2016
Plate Gauge 91071Larry JohnsonUSA FL Pensacola
Plate Gauge 91072Musee de l'imprimerie du QuebecCanada QC Montreal
Plate Gauge 9Hamilton Wood Type MuseumUSA WI Two Rivers
Plate Gauge 9Columbia CollegeUSA IL Chicago
Plate Gauge 9Museum of PrintingUSA MA HaverhillHacker
RPD-15 Rotary Proof Dryer23405PrivateMexico, Monterrey
Type Gauge 621-181Inky Lips PressUSA TX McKinney
Type Gauge 621-185James GraysonUK Kent
Type Gauge 621-250PrivateUSA PA Pittsburgh
Type Gauge 621-319Rob MillerUSA IN MuncieHacker/Vandercook
Type Gauge 11276Cedar Creek PressUSA IA Mason City
Type Gauge 11Baltimore Print StudiosUSA MD Baltimore
11 type gauge11-330The Arm LetterpressUSA NY Brooklyn

* Less effort has been made to collect this data than for presses, but there are more known to exist.

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