C&P Rider roller

I wanted to post that I succeeded in finding a oscillating rider roller to fit the brackets that came attached on my roller saddles. These seem hard to track down, took me almost a year to find one. I still need to source bolts to fit in the top holes that will hold the roller in position, but that should be easy enough.

I’ve seen a lot of people post on here and on Facebook groups looking for a C&P rider roller. They’re out there! This one fits beautifully on my 1921 NS 10x15.


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This is a major improvement to a C&P, especially if using the long fountain, but not complete.
I used to have a similar rider roller (Acme?) that clipped below the two lower rollers, and its advantages were, saddle oil holes were accessible (LUBRICATE!), and distribution happened on the final stroke of the rollers, so roller-ghosting was minimized.
If you could add that you would have best distribution possible.

parallel_imp, the one you are referring to may be better yet than this one, but it was hard enough to track this rider down, and I already had the saddle attachments on my press! I have seen the patent drawings for the Acme, it does look more complex than this one.

Not sure what brand this one is, I don’t believe it is the C&P version. It is quite easy to put in and take out, so lubrication shouldn’t be much of a problem. As is, this should help inking quite a bit.

Are those threaded studs that should be sticking up, for nut and washer to hold down? are they broken off?

Teikaut, I did find some bolts to fit it, I took the bracket off the press and brought it with me to a local hardware store. Seems to function properly, now I need to actually do some test prints with it set up.

ericm, I’m not entirely sure what you mean, but nothing is broken. The studs sticking up in the center are threaded, and a bolt runs through them to push down on the ends of the rider roll. It fits in there snug enough that with the bolts ran down for tension, I don’t see any way that the rider roll could come out. Still need to do some test prints, I got busy acquiring a Hamilton type cabinet this weekend.

lucky! I’m on the hunt for one as well!!

I got mine from cook kettle press up in Canada. It was actually quite affordable, but I already had the correct brackets. You can message Lloyd through their website and ask if anything is still available. When I bought mine I thought he had 2 or 3 slightly different versions of them.

Lucky! In search of one too. Unfortunately Lloyd didn’t have any when I last checked. Been using a rolling pin (FB page suggestion) which has helped a lot to minimize ghosting.

denisefriendlyfirepaper, doesn’t suprise me that LLoyd sold them all. When I bought mine, someone tagged him in a FB post where I asked about them. He had several, but since then, any time I’ve seen the question come up I’ve recommended him. I seriously did luck out though, since the rider roller saddles came with my press.

The rolling pin suggestion courtesy of Arie is quite ingenious. Zero oscillation, but just carrying a heavier ink charge is all that is needed in most situations I’m sure.