During an oiling and maintenance session on our Vandercook No. 4, I noticed what I believe to be with a problem with the Steady Roller (part MR-175 on sheet no. 106 of the manual). After rolling the cylinder to the
I’ve closed up my letterpress studio after 10 years in business and have a wonderful, ready-to-print Vandercook 4-T to part with. I’ll consider any and all reasonable offers. Please be in touch with any questions: email@example.com Details as follows: ——–
I want to apologize in advance as I do not know all of the technical names for each part and piece of the machine but I do feel like my thinking is on the right track. Please let me know
For sale is our beloved Vandercook #4. It is hard to say goodbye to this great press, but life changes means it is time to find a new home. I have given this press a lot of love, and cared
Does anyone happen to know the specification for the Vandercook #4 power ON light bulb? I’ll use the trial/error method, but I thought I’d ask here. Thanks! Matt
I just started working with a friend’s No. 4 press. It prints great and seems like a really solid machine. The machinery used to lower the impression cylinder from trip to print during the print stroke then back up to
We are still working on getting our 4 up and running. On first attempt at adjusting the rollers, we were able to get the adjustment screws to lower the rollers to type high on the operator side of the carriage,
I have just acquired a Vandercook 4 and am working on getting it in printing shape. As it sits, the pedal-operated grippers aren’t working properly. The pedal, in its resting state, is pretty low to the ground, making it impossible
I have a Vandercook 4T press here in Prague. Now after 5 years of not being used (here in Prague – it could have been unused for longer than that), I have decided that I should give it a go.
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
Hello all, I’m trying to troubleshoot an inking problem on my Vandercook No. 4, Serial No. 14509. I’m finding that my rider rollers (the small steel rollers front and back) are not getting inked evenly. (See image, the front rider
By request, here is a photo taken during our recent restoration of a Model 4, showing the hidden linkage for the gripper mechanism. This linkage is between the base and the bed and is accessible only by removing the bed.