I have just acquired a very sad Universal I AB which from a first look is missing a few parts. I am hoping to get it back in good order but really don’t know how I will even be able to make a start without a reasonably detailed manual. Is there such a beast to be had? If so I would welcome a copy or a lead to where I might get one. I saw it was missing the gripper system in its entirety – apparently the previous owner used it for monoprints which he just layed on the table and then ran the cylinder over the top. Are these gripper assemblies still available new or second hand? I ask this as I live in South Australia where there are precious few of these presses to be had, let alone any spares.
This will be along term project so I expect to be returning here quite a few times.