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IMG_0160 Here is the link to a video of noise when the drum turns in print. Not so much when in trip or during return after print. I’ve tried oil in the usual places. Any other things common? Thanks
The Vandercook press census is about to total 2,400 presses. First compiled in 2006. It was thought that it might top out at 1,200. Three years later during the Vandercook Centenary, it was just short of 2,000. Although the pace
I am moving within my city (San Antonio, TX) to another house, with a 2-car garage. We are moving in order to have better space for my beloved press. However, all garages have thinner slabs than houses, the engineer caller
Now that the carriage bounce is sorted out thanks to Paul and Ray, the next item is the crazy wobble in the form roller gear. I tried to attach a video to this post but failed somehow. The video here
Lately the powered carriage on our Uni 1 has a tendency to return fully and then bounce off the stops, rolling forward again about an inch. This is frequently far enough to prevent the inking system from being properly driven
Hello, we the Hicks Brothers, just got the nicest Universal 1 that we have ever seen. Oh yeah, it has a power carriage! I can send you as many pictures as you like. I just shipped all 4 roller recovered–they were
I’m hoping this is a simple question. What part of the trip/print lever on the No. 4 maintains the lever arm in trip? When I depress my lever into trip and the arm moves upward, but it doesn’t stay engaged
Hello, I have been working a bit with the Vandercook 4 in a shared shop in Sweden. During some investigation as to why the ink drum wasn’t rolling when the power was turned on, several screws were removed from under
I’m restoring a No. 4 that’s in pretty rough shape. I noticed that the steady rollers do not have adjusting levers on either side. Additionally, when the carriage rolls down the bed, sometimes the steady rollers move laterally and in
Hello! I recently moved into a new studio and have been having problems with sticky grippers, which isn’t new to me so I didn’t think it had anything to do with the move. Today as I was printing, the pedal
Hi, I bought a Vandercook 4 in December, and I have not been able to get it to work. The issue is this: when I throw the power switch, nothing happens. I have replaced both the switch and the indicator
I found these two pieces in a small box of miscellaneous odds and ends. Does anyone happen to know if they are for the SP20, paper guides perhaps? Thanks.