Thanks to all who replied to my query about disassembling my SP-15 before moving it. Both those who replied here and those who replied via email have convinced me that I need to leave the press assembled. Today I made progress getting the C&P 8×12 on skids, so I can get it out of the way and turn my attention to properly skidding the SP-15. Unfortunately, it’s on a way-too large pallet; but I think I have figured out a way to remedy that.
The press appears to be in great shape — I even found a manual and supply order form, as well as a Vandercook catalog. The carriage seems to move smoothly, and to trigger the trip. It has the electric inking system, as well as the automatic washup system. It even has the plastic shield, which is broken, but may be glue-able.
Unfortunately, the press appears to be missing the large-diameter stainless steel roller at the center of the inking system. Based on the terminology in my manual, I believe this is called the vibrator. I don’t detect anything else missing in that area, but then, I’m a neophyte and don’t really know what I am looking at.
Am I likely to be able to acquire a new vibrator? Any idea from where and at what cost?
Here’s a photo of the carriage; Let me know if you see anything else missing that I need to worry about.