more Vertical Meihle information sought

To the v50 fraternity. Does any one have a definitive weight for the press ? Also what width of the machine is, I have a 52 inch doorway to get the press through and would like to know if it will go through before it arrives.
Hope someone out there has the answers.
Thanks
Frank

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Pre-war (WWII) V-50 is listed at 4’ 2 3/8” wide, weight with motor 2850#.

The Vertical can be quite a challenge to move, especially with tight space restrictions or moving from one floor to another. This is what my V-50 looked like after we managed to get it on planks laid over the stair treads:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/16630504819/

That is some seriously impressive rigging there Fritz. Another reason not to put machinery in the basement (assuming that’s the reason for this tricky removal).

Once we could get the press on pipe rollers, it just became another heavy chunk of cast iron and steel. But this stair move consumed the better part of the day. There is a chain hoist bolted to the concrete ceiling over the stair landing that lifted the press to get the sled under the press, and we had cast an eye hook into the concrete at the top of the stairs when we built the addition to the building for the chain hoist that pulled the press up the stairs. But right angle turns with no where to work a pry bar were almost impossible. In addition to the Miehle, the basement yielded a C&P 10x15, Little Giant, 4 Monotype casters, Hammond Glider, stones and around 500 cases of type and related cabinets. It was a basement shop that lasted for 28 years before we sold the building.

Fortunately, the Linotype, 1 Monotype caster, Ludlow, Heidelberg, paper cutter and several Vandercooks were on the ground level with a flat run to the alley where we could pick items with a fork lift.

Yes I’ve used pinch bars and then my trusty Galvo pipes 2” diameter. Moved 2 this way but I must admit nver taken one up or down. The big solid cross member would be called upon

That was sure some impressive move Fritz.
I hope my forthcoming move will be a lot easier. Just so long as it goes through the doorway.
Frank

I made a photo album on flickr of the Miehle Vertical move:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157649047987824/

This was in 2008, long enough ago that there are only vague memories of the pain and effort this involved. Wonder why some of this equipment doesn’t get saved? Depending on where it has to be moved out of can determine if there is the ability or even desire to go to great lengths to secure the equipment—and if you don’t have friends, employees, or the ability to pay someone to do this work, then forgo the effort.

Have just installed my v50 and now waiting for the electric to be connected. Have been looking at the spare rollers and notice there are 2 sizes. Cant find any specs in the manual or parts book, can any one throw any light on the subject ?

thanks
Frank

Frank,

Miehle Vertical
Forms 1 x 2.000 x 20
Riders .812 x 1.750 x 20

Frank,
I have some used, serviceable condition Vertical rollers for sale. Plus other miss. Vertical parts & accessories.
Thanks
James ‘Mac’ McGraw

Frank,
I have some used, serviceable condition Vertical rollers for sale. Plus other miss. Vertical parts & accessories.
Thanks
James ‘Mac’ McGraw

Thanks Guy, for the roller info. I’m based in the UK so shipping might be an issue. When the press is up and running in the next few weeks I will see where I am. At present the v50 looks complete. I use to work one as an apprentice back in the late 60’s so I’m trying to engage the grey cells, but getting hands on will help I’m sure.

thanks
Frank H