Vandercook 4C

For sale: Vandercook 4C
Manufactured under licence by Western in Reading, UK, c.1959

Vandercook cylinder proof press in great condition. Newly refurbished, and new rollers, etc. Single phase, 220v.
Press has been restored by press engineer Basil Head (see below for work carried out).
Previous owners were Simon Lewin of St Jude’s, and prior to that, Sebastian Carter of the Rampant Lions Press.

Bed size 355 x 455mm, max sheet size 375 x 508mm

Press is located in London E3.
Price: £7,750 exc VAT.
Payment can be made by BACS, debit/credit card, or cash on collection. Full VAT invoice will be supplied.
Delivery and installation can be arranged at additional cost – please get in touch for a quote.

Refurbishment included:
- Press completely stripped
- All moving parts cleaned
- Bed cleaned
- Racks cleaned and reset
- Ink drum removed, cleaned, checked and reset in bed
- Ink drum motor removed for electrical check and repair
- Bearings and seals renewed
- New safety switch fitted and rewired
- Carriage stripped down
- Main cylinder bearings replaced
- Carriage rebuilt and bearings reset
- Gripper bar stripped down, cleaned and rebuilt
- Inking system - top frame cleaned and rebuilt. 
- Lower frame - ink rollers recovered in Nitrile
- Ink roller bearings replaced Nyliner inserts 
- Gear clutch mechanism cleaned and reset
- Inkers set type high
- Inked and m/c print tested
- M/c fitted with lock-up bar

See photos: of press after refurb, and as it currently stands in situ at the studio.

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