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Universal 1 Proof Press For Sale (Power Driven Carriage)
9,500 US dollars obo
This is a Vandercook Universal Model 1 proof press, serial number 26620 (bed size 15.5” x 39”). It has rollers in excellent condition, good impression bearers, and an un-pitted bed. The bed is adjustable within a range of .240”.
This press has an automatic feed, meaning the impression cylinder is operated by a motor. This machine is a beauty. The original manual is included. This press was owned formerly by the Linotype maven Don Black. Includes ‘Vandercook Nuway Roller’ setting gauge, tympan wrench, original manual, and ‘Vandercook positive lockup bar.’
Maximum sheet size 15.25” x 24”; maximum forme size 13” x 22”.
Floor space: 3’ x 7.5’; weight: 2,300 lbs.
Located in San Francisco, ground floor access. Also included in sale is a typecabinet (mismatched drawers with some type) and a couple boxes of vintage unused wood furniture.
I am parting with it because the auto carriage makes it more suited for a business/designer or a production person and I need to pay student loans. See several photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81097342@N06/sets/72157630258510064/
This press is rare and in incredible condition. Famous Northern California Pressman not included.