Reprex No. 1 Measurements Needed

I recently acquired a Reprex No.1 with manual inking from 35+ years of storage. In that time it has had a few parts go missing that I will have to make new as finding parts I’m guessing will be next to impossible.

My understanding is that the manual inking No. 1s are supposed to have an oscillating  distributor roller and mine is missing. I was wondering if someone with a manual inking No.1 could provide pictures and a dimensions of the distributor roller specifically length and outside diameter.

My second missing parts are the entire sheet guides, and adjusting screws on the gripper bar and was hoping someone could remove one of theirs and provide photos. All I have is one spring and the studs that adjustment knob screws onto.

My final question is that this press does not seem to have a deadline etched on the bed and I was wondering how far the deadline is supposed to be from the head of the bed.





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Nancy Hill
6 years ago

Lee – The circumference of the dist roller is 19 1/8″. The bed length to the center of the pins that hold my non-lock bar is 26″. I seem to be struggling to send pics on this forum. Can you email me at and I will send you pictures.

Nancy Hill
6 years ago

So, Lee, sorry for the delay. I have attached a photo showing the bed length. Getting a measurement on the dist. roller has proven difficult… I have a new plan and will work on achieving that today.

Nancy Hill
6 years ago

Hey there… Ill take a photo of the oscillating distributor roller tomorrow (inked up right now). I also send measurements and bed measurement.

Paul Moxon, Moderator
6 years ago

I have alerted Reprex No. 1 owners of your request. Please let me know if your press has a date stamp:

I would like to add this press to the Reprex census:

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