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  • Maggie Campbell
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    2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I have two presses for sale, details below. Please be in touch with any questions. The Vandercook is currently in my studio on Bergen Street in Brooklyn, NY. A bit below ground floor, but there are no stairs, and there is a freight elevator. It is mounted on a pallet so it can be easily moved with a forklift, and I have movers I’d recommend!

    Vandercook 4T Proofing Press • $15,000
    – Serial No. 16041 (manufactured 1953)
    – Length: / Width: 6’6” x 2’2”
    – Power: standard 110 volt plug (running a1/4 HP motor)
    – Weight: 1100 lbs
    – Bed: 15” x 35”
    – Maximum sheet: 14 ¾” x 20” / Maximum form: 14” x 18”
    – Same as the Vandercook 4, but used to pull transparency proofs of type on transparent acetate or glassine that could then be contacted to film for offset negatives. (Info from vandercookpress.info)
    – It’s in great shape and I’ve used it for tons of wedding invitation and greeting card work over the last several years.
    – Rubber rollers were replaced about 5 years ago and are in great shape
    – Related materials are included: all the wash-up parts that are not currently attached, lockup bar, quoins and keys, 9” x 12” standard relief Boxcar base, and more.
    – Press has a paper delivery tray attached
    – The press is mounted on a pallet, so it’s a breeze to move with a forklift.

    Golding Official No. 4 tabletop (Manufactured Approx. 1919) • $2750
    – Serial No. 2412
    – This press is in good working order, and has a beautiful custom- built mission-style stand (made by my dad, Craig Campbell) on locking casters, with 2 pieces of removable marble ballast on the base – the marble area makes a great bookshelf for heavy oversized books!
    – The press is mounted to the stand with 4 easily removable bolts and the whole unit can be moved by someone who has decent upper body strength – the press is about 100 or 125 pounds and has handles for carrying so that one person can move it. It takes two people to move the base comfortably – it’s maybe 75 pounds?
    – The press is in ready-to-print condition and has rubber rollers in good shape that have their own custom storage box.
    – Includes: 6” x 9” chase, 4.5” x 7.5” Boxcar deep relief base, 2 or 3 quoins and keys, trucks, rubber rollers (with custom protective storage box), composing stick, and a few other small pieces.
    The Golding tabletop is in our apartment in Prospect Heights in Brooklyn, 4th floor. 2 people can move it pretty easily and the press detaches easily from the rolling base.

    I have lots of images of both presses and am happy to answer any questions you have and consider any offers you’d like to make! You’ll need to make arrangements for moving the press, so a local move is easiest, of course, but happy to consider folks outside the NYC area.

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