Vandercook No. 4 Trip Lever

All of a sudden, the trip lever on our Vandercook 4 will not stay engaged. I didn’t hear anything break, and I can’t see the mechanisms well enough to determine if a spring snapped. Unfortunately, we don’t have a diagram of the trip/print assembly or another model No. 4 to reference.

Vandercook No. 4 Trip Lever

3 thoughts on “Vandercook No. 4 Trip Lever

  • August 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm
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    Thanks, Paul! I found these previous posts a little later. I was in a bit of a panic because as usual the press started acting up during a workshop. And thanks for the reminder about the similar local presses, I’ll definitely be calling on Ben or Elpitha should I need another press for comparison.

  • August 25, 2013 at 9:24 pm
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    The census shows that Ben at Mandate has (or did have) a No. 4 and Print in Curve has a late model No. 3, which has the same print/trip lever mechanism.

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