Hello, I’m a french letterpress printer. I have a Vandercook SP15 (#22293) with an electric problem: 1 – I turn on the press 2- Main cylinder ink drum don’t move 3- I help the cylinder ink drum to turn with my hand 4- Cylinder ink drum
I’ve replaced the MM144 drive belt on my #4 and adjusted the motor mount to accommodate it. My question is: What is the proper belt tension? How do I how measure and adjust it accordingly? Thanks! Matt
At Skyline Type Foundry we’re well along in the complete restoration of No. 4, serial 16797, rescued last year from 40 years in a junkyard. Just now at the point of installing a new motor, and I realized that I
HELP PLEASE! My sp15 motor crapped out today. I’m pretty sure it’s a goner. It made two sputtering sounds about 3 seconds after turning it on and then died and smoked. I was reading through a past post about replacement
One of our SP-15 presses at UAFS has an oscillating cylinder that is slowing way down shortly after being inked. It doesn’t seem to matter what kind of ink (ie, stiff or loose); it’s as though the ink is too
Hi everyone, I’m looking for a replacement electrical switch for an SP-15. Any ideas if there is a replacement switch out there I can drop in there?
Hello – Paul kindly inspected my press before I purchased it. During his inspection he noted that the motor was loud, but quieted down quickly. Paul suggested checking the motor mounts, but those checked out fine. I’ve been trying to
Hello – I removed the ink drum chain this morning and noticed that there is quite a bit of movement in the gear that comes out of the motor. Is this normal? Or do I need to push the pin
The oscillating roller on one of our SP-15 presses began hesitating this week, out of the blue, just like the video posted in January. For that poster, it seemed the solution was a new belt. However, both the motor and
Hey Everybody, It seemed like this was going to be a workable problem, but now in actuality it has taken a turn for the worse. Today we printed a navy ink with no problem, then washed up and put PMS
I am interested in changing the oil from the old original Vandercook oil to new SAE-20 oil in my Universal 1 and my #4. My question is how to go about it. The #4 has little flip cups for the
PHOTO CORRECTED BY MODERATOR. I received my new-to-me Universal III AB this week and have been dutifully cleaning and oiling this magnificent press. In the process I’ve run into a snag owing to my lack of experience with small motors.