Roller Hook Bent: Golding Jobber No.7

I have a bent roller hook on my Golding Jobber No.7. It’s the bottom left (if you are facing the press.) Any ideas as how to remove the hook to have it bent back or a replacement?

I attached a pic and placed a pink circle in the area in question to help shed some light.

Thank you.

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It is a lot easier and safer to take the whole lyre off first and work on it once it is off the press. Removing it is quite straight forward and obvious what needs to be removed to do it. Once off, if you look on the inside of the lyre, you will see there is a pin that goes into the roller hook near the end opposite the hook itself. You may need to pull the hook out some to see it. This pin needs to be removed. The spring is held in a compressed position by this pin so you have to be careful. It sometimes helps to compress the spring more to take pressure off the pin for removal. Just be careful, these springs are heavy duty. I sometimes actually hold the hook end in a vise while doing this operation so it won’t fly when the spring is released.


4:57, we’re sleeping in a lot lately???

Thank you John!

So by the Lyre it’s the part that looks like a music lyre I gathered once I looked at it like that. It looks like 3 bolts to undo one side, two being huge ones that allow for movement/swiveling… is there anything I shouldn’t do or is it pretty simple and I can undo the bolts as simply as they look?

I appreciate your response.



Sorry, I missed your post. Yes, it is the part that looks like a music lyre. It holds all three roller hooks. I am not looking at my press at the moment so I am not sure on the number of bolts, but, the lyres are connected together in the back with a cross piece (I think two bolts each side) and the main connecting rod to the platen(also two bolts). The back cross piece does not have to be removed, just the bolts on the left side connected to the lyre. The left main connecting rod does have to be completely removed. They are as simply as they look and leaving the other side intact keeps the platen from falling more than a fraction of an inch. The left side is easier than the right because there are a few more things to remove.