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.
Price: $16,500 This 1954-manufactured press (s/n 16797) initially served in southern California. In 1975 the shop where it was located closed and it was removed to storage in a shed in southern Arizona. It remained there until 2015 when it
Vandercook 4 for sale from original owner in Buffalo, New York. It’s in perfect working condition. Extras available. Asking price reduced to $13,000. Pickup or buyer arranges shipping. Press comes with paper delivery tray and lock up bar. For more
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
Hi Are all Vandercooks’ carriages interchangable with each other? The one I was hoping to get running is completely unrepairable being exposed to salty winds in an old building for about 20yrs. So I am considering looking for another carriage
I just came across a Model 4, serial number 14252 on Philadelphia Craigslist. I’m not in a position to buy a 2nd press but it looks in good condition and isn’t on the census. http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/for/5804281998.html
The ink drum on the recent #4 was frozen in place–bound up by years of uncleaned ink, and it was also in contact with the operator side of the recess where it sits. After much penetrating oil and some heavy
Yup, lucky me! I found one in a tin barn in the northern Catskills. It needs some love, but after half a day with penetrating oil, Simple Green, scotch pads, wire brushes and q-tips, etc., the drum turns over and