any clues on continuous inking systems on a C&P appreciated

Hi there,
I have a continuous inking mechanism (proper name?) attached to the back of the ink disc of my C & P, which I have never utilized. I’m doing a really long run currently that would benefit from the inking help. I know its missing a piece, but I’m wondering if anyone can look at the pictures and tell me how to connect the actual mechanism arm with the underside of the ink disc. I’m about to start attaching anything that seems like it could help. Any help would be appreciated!

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What you have there is called a Pony Ink Fountain. It is smaller than the full fountain which would have stretched across the top of the ink plate the length of the form rollers. The parts that are missing are the connecting shaft and the C-clamp that would have connected to the moving parts of the press to operate the ratchet that turns the roller in the fountain. The form roller would touch the fountain roller which would carry ink from the reservoir which can be adjusted as to the amount of ink dispensed. Most printers I know would rather add ink by hand than go to the trouble of cleaning the fountain, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a useful tool for long runs.


A. P. If you convince yourself this is a desireable attatchment that you cant possibly live without, look no further, than any older motorcycle rear brake operating system, ready made with small mods. CLAMP around any suitable shaft describing an arc (exactly as on motorcycle brake shoe expander) threaded actuating ROD, (ditto motorcycle) and TRUNNION, (ditto M/cycle) for through/in your pictured actuating lever, for fingertip adjustment via your threaded rod, exactly as per the M/cycle brake adjustment! Racing certainty that your man from “orange county choppers” has a whole herd to sell you from parted out bykes, or a beautiful ornate, custom made, chrome plated, air brushed art, one, that would make your machine the talk of the circuit.? OR (semi seriously in the absence of pictures/drawings or good info) small experiments with wooden reglet, cord, rubber bands etc to work out the position and throw of you actuating lever, experiments for a few cents, in the absence of good info only?

The mouse has done it again !! The mick has also made the task dauntless ,the parts of a bikes rear brake rod ,almost made for the job even .