Vandercook No. [0]1 proof press – found in upstate NY

I am looking for some information as to how old this is (sorry I did not notice a serial #) the completeness, and possible value of this press.

Also, please note, I have a 1915 Challenger 26 1/2 lever operated paper cutter and an AB Dick 360 CD and I would be interested in selling all of these units to a local buyer, if there is interest. Note: The 360CD has a ton of NOS unopened supplies… about $1500 worth (using retail prices I found online).

Thanks in advance!

4 thoughts on “Vandercook No. [0]1 proof press – found in upstate NY

  1. Enrique - May 29, 2012

    It can definitely be restored. http://www.flickr.com/photos/enriquevw/6891393286/in/set-72157629648086775

    It would be super nice if whoever buys it, could loan me the gripper bar so I can make one for my No. 03.

    Good find.

  2. Paul Moxon, Moderator - May 28, 2012

    Fairly complete: four carriage bearings, and bed-mounted paper grippers. When you flip the bed hopefully you’ll find four rubber bumpers which keep the carriage on the bed.

  3. natones - May 28, 2012

    Paul, thank you for the info. I’ll definitely check the serial number. I was a bit concerned that it might be missing a lot of parts. It seems this is fairly complete then!?

  4. Paul Moxon, Moderator - May 28, 2012

    This is a No. 01 not a No. 1. There are several differences. The No 1 has a geared cylinder and rack and packing can be added to the cylinder. The No. 01 has neither feature and belongs to a category known as office presses or gravity presses. Vandercook produced these presses between 1929-1957. A serial number should be on the bed bearer (the raised raised rails) or directly on the bed. https://vandercookpress.info/vanderblog/history/timeline/#gravity

    Your photos show the underside of the bed. The carriage is therefore attached upside down.The bearings show some corrosion and the rubber on the impression cylinder is damaged.

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