I need help identifying my “Vandercook”:http://www.accumulata.com/pics/vandercook.jpg. There is no model number anywhere on the press (nor any serial number), the plate states only “Vandercook Roller Series Proof Press”. There are 4 patent dates, all in 1914. It looks like the 17 or a member of the 15 family as seen on the “Vandercook website”:http://vandercookpress.info. The web site states the 15 family did not have a crank, which this one does. It has the serial number 5739.
Surely the collective wisdom of this group can add to the small start I have. Oh yes, I have to get rid of it so if anyone wants to make an offer, feel free. Otherwise it’s going on ebay, hopefully correctly described. It’s very heavy and a pickup only in Chicago. Health considerations limit my ability to move it.
Ginkgo Leaf Press
1759 Rosehill Drive
Chicago, IL 60660