Fully rebuilt Showcard model “B” Sign / Proof Press

Fully rebuilt Showcard model “B” Sign / Proof Press. Very heavy-duty small presses (made for Showcard by Vandercook) , these include bed grippers and an ink plate.

Press is fully reconditioned, including bearings if needed, new paint, type bars (not pictured) and bed plate. Roller is trued or recovered if needed and entire unit is adjusted for type-high. The rebuilt presses are as close to factory new and will print flawlessly.

Specifications from Showcard allow a print area of 15” x 23” on the “B”, but area is slightly larger and overlength sheets may be printed — can use the bars with grooved type or may be locked up within the outer frame using quoins and furniture — great for use with a small press chases…can be used as a galley proof press with bed plate removed. This is a very versatile press and bed plate can be packed underneath or rollers adjusted to vary the impression if needed.

I also have two other model “B” presses that are yet to be rebuilt and I can honor custom paint colors and finishes – completed a couple recently in orange and candy apple red (pictures on request). I further have a couple of actual Vandercook branded presses of this type, a couple of Line-o-Scribes, Nolans, Challenge presses and two floor-model 1930’s-1940’s Vandercooks, several Showcard type racks, Showcard type cabinets with drawers and a base cabinet. Please inquire if interested.

I also currently have a rebuilt “A” and 7 x 11 ready to go. I also have an “A” and a “B” Special (adjustable impression) that will be rebuilt soon.

Asking $1,995 or best reasonable offer for the “B”, plus shipping. I can make all shipping arrangements for buyer at discount. Please contact me if interested in the press or if you have further questions. Thanks for looking!

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