All of a sudden, the trip lever on our Vandercook 4 will not stay engaged. I didn’t hear anything break, and I can’t see the mechanisms well enough to determine if a spring snapped. Unfortunately, we don’t have a diagram of the trip/print assembly or another model No. 4 to reference.
Thanks, Paul! I found these previous posts a little later. I was in a bit of a panic because as usual the press started acting up during a workshop. And thanks for the reminder about the similar local presses, I’ll definitely be calling on Ben or Elpitha should I need another press for comparison.
The census shows that Ben at Mandate has (or did have) a No. 4 and Print in Curve has a late model No. 3, which has the same print/trip lever mechanism.
A common problem with the No. 4 (and 215 and No 3,see this previous posts: