Hi, all. I have an SP-15 in excellent working condition, located at The Center for the Book in San Francisco. I believe I am the 2nd owner of the press: I purchased it in 2004 from a retired local newspaper
This past week my SP-15 has started making a whining/humming when I move the carriage forward. It happens in both trip and print although it sounds a little more dramatic in print. I have oiled everything I can possibly think
Hi guys, I’m in the process of building a new oscillator for my SP15 and the machinist is already in the process of making the oscillator cylinder, and the shaft. He told me though, that making the worm gear is
Hi All! This screw in the vibrator assembly of my SP-15, a screw which my manual tells me is properly know as the Crescent Holder, is stuck. It has been three days now soaking in alternating baths of WD-40 and
Hi everyone, I am still looking for an oscillator for my SP-15. Does anyone have one lying around gathering dust? or know of some one who does? Please contact me if you do. Thanks a lot.
Hi everyone, Looking at photos of other sp-15s I noticed that my press came with the spring pulling on a different piece than it should. Is this (2nd photo) the right arrangement? My press is the first photo. Also, my
Ok. I won’t tell the whole story to not bore you but very shortly: SP-15 moved by the sellers, no hassle, 30 min. job. 2 men needed. No. 4 moved by printing equipment sellers. From a metal shop to my
In case anyone is interested and had not seen them. A no.1 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vandercook-proof-press-No-1-stand-accessories-/320747732206?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aae0dfcee#ht_500wt_1297 And an SP-15 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vandercook-SP-15-LETTERPRESS-proof-press-/110734059775?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c843a8ff#ht_9561wt_1282 I wonder what the going price will be on each.
Yesterday when printing I noticed that the usual sound of the trip springs on my SP-15 seemed different/quieter. Upon examining, I found that the spring on the operator’s side is no longer fitting snugly under what is referred to as
I recently pulled the electrical box off of my SP-15 and being the clever individual I am I marked all the wires with tape. Unfortunately, as I was cleaning the motor up the tape fell off. I think I have