We’ve used Mylar™ tympan for our presses for years. Why? It makes for an easy cleanup! Chopin’s Waltz in A flat major, B. 21 by Olga Gurevich provided free of copyright here: https://musopen.org/music/performer/olga-gurevich/ Without the piano, this video is meaningless 🙂 THANK YOU!!!
We finally squared away the issues we created by introducing grease instead of lighter (motor) oil to the main shaft of the flywheel. Duh…. We had to purge the grease out of the pair of bearings. But we were not inclined to remove the 350 LBS flywheel… So, we bagged the end of the shaft […]
Our beloved Vandercook 232 Proving Machine (proof letterpress), aka Hilda, broke. Specifically, it was her clutch that went bonkers. We use the word “bonkers” here because we really didn’t know much about clutches… It was slipping… It sounded like things were grinding and the press struggling at times. Casual inspections only yielded to us that […]
Letterpress Cylinder Repair: Our Vandercook Proof Letterpress 232P is almost a century old… Well, not that much. 80 years old? Something like that. Well, over the decades, press operators (like us) have left hammers, quoin keys and who knows what on the press and let it run. So inevitably the press cylinder is not in […]