Phil Earlier in the thread Amy mentioned that her friend had a Vandercook with an adjustable bed. So it would not be just .918 or .968. I don t know offhandMessage 1 of 20 , Aug 5, 2006View SourcePhil
Earlier in the thread Amy mentioned that her friend had a Vandercook
with an adjustable bed. So it would not be just .918 or .968. I don't
know offhand what the adjustable bed range of a Vandercook is. But my
understanding is that Bunting stocks at .918 and grinds down as per
order of specific plate thickness.
-- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Ph.D." <phil@...> wrote:
> It seems odd that a Didot-height Vandercook would
> be found in the United States, as imported type was
> trimmed down to American height.
> Amy says that her friend makes it sound as though it's
> a lot higher than the difference between Didot and
> American (0.928 - 0.918 = 0.010 inch). Perhaps her
> friend has a Vandercook designed to be used with
> the type on a galley, but her friend doesn't realize this
> and is just setting the base directly on the bed. That
> would add approximately 0.050 inch to the height
> (0.918 > 0.968").
> Just a thought.
> --Ph. D.
> Gerald Lange wrote:
> > I don't know if Vandercook made a special height
> > bed for the European market but I have heard that
> > FAG (Switzerland) used to import Vandercooks for
> > their low end market. So maybe.
> > Amy Borezo wrote:
> > >
> > > I will be receiving the Bunting Base in the mail soon and
> > > will check the ID number and exact height.
> > >
> > > She has warned me that it is quite high, so I still might
> > > have to look into the grinding option with Bunting. It fits
> > > her press perfectly, which apparently is not made for
> > > American type. It is a Vandercook that fits European
> > > type of some kind. I did some research and found out
> > > about didot, but her description makes me think it is
> > > even more of a height difference than that. Were some
> > > Vandercooks made for different kinds of type?
I am in the process of restoring a pair of Uni IIIs and the writing on the control plate and badges had been painted over and removing the paint on top is alsoMessage 1 of 20 , Aug 7, 2006View SourceI am in the process of restoring a pair of Uni IIIs
and the writing on the control plate and badges had
been painted over and removing the paint on top is
also taking off what is meant to stay... I am thinking
of making up new ones, but need a good image of what
they are meant to look like in order to either
digitally print directly on the metal or screen print
it. Can anybody with a full auto Uni III take a photo
of the badges and the control plate for me?
Have a look at what I am dealing with here... Not
The Arm Letterpress
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