No. 4

Vandercook 4-T for Sale in Brooklyn, NY

I’ve closed up my letterpress studio after 10 years in business and have a wonderful, ready-to-print Vandercook 4-T to part with. I’ll consider any and all reasonable offers. Please be in touch with any questions: maggie@campbellrawpress.com Details as follows: ——– The press is currently in my studio on Bergen Street in Brooklyn, NY. A bit …

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No. 4 Uneven Inking on Rider Rollers

Hello all, I’m trying to troubleshoot an inking problem on my Vandercook No. 4, Serial No. 14509. I’m finding that my rider rollers (the small steel rollers front and back) are not getting inked evenly. (See image, the front rider roller is not completely inking towards the right side) When I roll the cylinder down …

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Re-assembling a No. 4 – getting ready to paint

Hello everyone. I’m pretty close to completion of my No. 4’s restoration and I’m very eager to have it ready to start printing on January, at the latest February. I was reassembling the Non-Operator side last night, trying my hand at it, and I thought everything should go smoothly since I took the time to …

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Unknown spring

This spring came with my No. 4 in the miscellaneous parts in one of the drawers. At first I thought it was a bumper spring (because I am indeed missing the two far side of the bed bumper springs), but then I compared it to the feed table side bumper springs, and it’s definitely not …

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Aligning Vandercook No. 4 Cylinder Carriage

Hello Vanderblog, I am working on getting my recently acquired No. 4 (Serial No. 14509) working and have a couple of questions about how to go about removing the cylinder carriage and getting the gears to line up correctly again. To give you a little backstory, as far as I know, this press belonged to …

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