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i am working on a vandercook 4 serial nr. 15900 that i bought a couple of weeks ago. when inspectiong the press i realized that there is a strange thing inside the cylinder on the operator side.
We can’t get the back form roller on the SP-15 to lower on the gear side only–it can’t go lower than a narrow sliver (less than 1/16″) on the roller setting gauge, no matter how much you turn the knob.
I am not able to secure the form roller. The screws at both ends loosen and it moves. As it does a small portion is chewed up in the gear track. How do I fix that? I have a video,
Recently, I acquired some Vandercook materials that had belonged to David Dodge Vandercook (1901–1975), who was Vice President of Engineering and Board Secretary for Vandercook & Sons. He was the second son of company founder Robert O. Vandercook (1866–1951). The
On my Model 4 I sometimes have to print type that is higher than .918 inches. This means setting the rollers higher, and I do it somewhat by trial and error. But I would like to know precisely: how much
Hello! I’ve been having a problem on and off for the last few months where the top carriage, when rollers are engaged there is a fast knocking noise emanating from what seems to be the large oscillating roller. if i
Hi Everyone, Our HS-27 has been acting up for a while now. Even before I started 13 years ago, a piece of mylar was used in between the brake and slip ring. Now the assembly isn’t engaging when the foot
I’ve been running a Vandercook 425 for a little under a year and am finding that I would really like to get the ink fountain working. However, I think I’m missing a part. The 425 Manual that I have (thank
After cleaning up my new Universal III I was still having trouble getting the grippers to open at the end of the bed. After hunting around this blog, I discovered a post that indicates that the knurl pin is
The gear side of the rear roller on our SP15 will not lower enough to hit a roller-setting gauge. It does have a range of motion, just will not descend low enough to contact the gauge on the gear side.
Hi All, I just pulled an old Universal I out from the corner to see what issues there may be. When in Trip the carriage rolls all the way down the bed fine. When I put it in Print, the
The top wheel of the motor assembly pulley on my Vandercook 4 (#12545) keeps loosening. The set screw tightens, but loosens after the motor runs for a bit. The wheel and the belt move on the post toward the operator,