Re: Vandercook 219 Friction rail What is it for?
- 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!
--- 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
> --- 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