I have just acquired a Vandercook #2 proofing press. It seems to have everything but the base cabinet and it needs a lot of love! I am in the process of restoring it and have a question regarding the side plates that fit around the impression cylinder. On the side plates at the bottom there is a thin brass plate with what appears to be cloth attached to it. Does anyone know what these are and maybe a part number. Also, if anyone has a manual for this press that would amazing!
Paul: There is only 2 numbers on the press bed. Here is a picture of a 2, but the other side has a 1 on it.