These pages from the Vandercook [Employee] Handbook No. 2 (ca. 1949) shows that the company provided good benefits. This copy belonged to David D. Vandercook. See also this recruitment flyer.
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
This post explains how a draw sheet (the top sheet that keeps the packing in place) is properly installed. For the Model 0, a dimension of 12 × 26″ will cover the face of the impression cylinder (18″ long) and
The Vandercook press census is about to total 2,400 presses. First compiled in 2006. It was thought that it might top out at 1,200. Three years later during the Vandercook Centenary, it was just short of 2,000. Although the pace
I’m pleased to announce that after many delays the third edition of my book Vandercook Presses is finally available. This edition is thoroughly revised with much new information. To learn more and to order, click here.
Big unique good working automatic letterpress proofing press. Paper size 52×74 cm Printing size 52×72 cm Letter height 24.85 mm (Dutch height) Works on 380 Volt, weight is about 2.500 kilo. Starting bid is € 3000,– which is $
I recently spent a day at Hazel & Violet in Phoenix but left there with two unfinished tasks: This press is missing its end guides. The channel for the end guides are ⅝” wide × 1 13⁄16” high × ½
This rare Wesel proof press, in Australia, has been brought to my attention by its owner Josh Dobija of Dobija Print World. It appears to be the “Self-feeding Self-Inking Web Proof Press,” made by F. Wesel Manufacturing Co., circa 1888-1903.
Vanderblog is happy to announce it has added a census for Poco proof presses to complement those for other common brands of flatbed cylinder proof presses.
Chatwin Press announces the publication of the revised and updated fifth edition of Gerald Lange’s Printing Digital Type on the Hand-Operated Flatbed Cylinder Press.
I just received a request for the specs for the cores for a No 1 Reprex. this is the same one posted on Briar press. I will make a drawing and share a pdf on this site. I need: – overall core length
Fritz Klinke and NA Graphics just announced a new shipment of Vandercook crescents (CS-23) for oscillator worm gears. Normally $41.00 each, NA is offering a special sale price of three crescents for $100.00. He has named this deal after me as I