Before leaving New York, I got notice through various channels (a guy knew a guy who knew a guy who…) that there was some printing equipment in a basement. The house was going to be sold, and the equipment needed to be removed. Thus far, all those who had expressed interest had failed to follow through. I arrived with a truck and a flashlight.
Finally. Almost 9 months after the move, it’s time to address the Vandercook #4 in the room. Remove rust from the bed. Free up the cylinder. Replace the rollers. Rewire, and replace the motor. In a later post, I’ll detail the arrival and assembly of the lab as a whole–from the 72 assorted cases I brought with me to the 450+ assembled over the past six months.
Below, a few quick images of the #4, from its original resting place in central New York to its new home in 148 Wall.