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Re: Vandercook 219 Friction rail What is it for?

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  • michaelmagnesi
    Hello Jim, The friction rail is also called a sprint rail. It lives in between the bed rail and the gear rack for the form rollers. Could the extra ink drum be
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 1, 2005
      Hello Jim,

      The friction rail is also called a sprint rail. It lives in between
      the bed rail and the gear rack for the form rollers.

      Could the extra ink drum be for a second color somehow? Post some
      photos if you have them!

      Michael

      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Jim Camp <jimcamp3@y...> wrote:
      > I've got an Old Style, and it's in really nice shape.
      > I'm not sure what the "friction rail" is, exactly.
      >
      > Here's the weird thing with mine - it's got 2 ink
      > drums, even though only one of them touches the
      > rollers.
      >
      >
      >
      > --- michaelmagnesi <michaelmagnesi@y...> wrote:
      >
      > > Hello All,
      > >
      > > I am refurbishing an old style 219 dating from 1928.
      > > Along with worn
      > > bushings and tons of dried ink the friction rail is
      > > broken. Does
      > > anyone know what this thing is for? Can I run the
      > > press without it
      > > until I get it replaced?
      > >
      > > Is there an older press out there still in service?
      > >
      > > Also as a quick poll, if I have a choice between a
      > > Kluge or Windmill
      > > which one should I go for. I think that both are 10
      > > x 18 inches.
      > >
      > > Thanks,


      > >
      > > Michael
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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