I’m afraid that I’m having issues with my Vandercook No. 4 (Model 14186).
I’ve looked and looked, but something isn’t connecting properly anymore to make the paper grippers raise when the foot pedal is pressed.
When the pedal is pressed the bumper block is bumping out about 1/8″ when not in connection with the carriage, but when the carriage is back at the feed board and the pedal is pressed the grippers are not lifting.
The paper grippers have gradually been getting lower, but until yesterday when they suddenly ceased opening all together I thought it was my imagination. I can find anything loose or broken. Would it be possible that perhaps just the MRS-106 spring just need to be replaced with a springier spring? Another part need to get shifted? I’ve tried to adjust the gripper trip lever by manipulating the set screw, but no luck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated – it’s about to make my printing operation considerably trickier.
Small Fires Press