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made as the advancement of printing and consequent new needs of printers disclose in what direction
these shall lie. *FOur patent ball and socket bed motion gives the Standard the only perfect bed drive

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on a drum press. Add to this air springs, tapeless delivery, high fountain and excellent
distribution, strength of impression, exact register, noiseless gripper action, back-up
mechanism, controlled sliders, patent eccentric bearings for quickly throwing form
rollers in or out of action, removable and adjustable fly fingers, slitter, counter, and
easily accessible type bed, with a general convenience and handiness unsurpassed,
and we have the most satisfactory drum to be had at any price. We think there are more
of them in use than of any two others combined. <fThere are four sizes. Nos. 2 and 4
are used almost exclusively by job printers, for whose use these small sizes are partic-
ularly well adapted. They are "handy," and lend themselves most conveniently to
quick changes of forms and short runs, and their high speed rapidly disposes of long
ones. <JThe No. 2 will do more and better work than two large jobbers, and will
scarcely cost as much either at first or in operation. It will print a form 17 M * 23, or
a 19x25 sheet, and will give a range of work in size that is impossible on a jobber,
nor can the jobber equal it in power of impression, in evenness of color or in charac-
ter of high-class product. One printer we know uses three of this size. He makes a
specialty of fine color and half-tone work, and the product of his machines is superb.
There is nothing better issued from any two-roller press of any kind, and very little
four-roller work excells it. Speed 2400 per hour. <fThe No. 4 is like the No. 2, but
larger, printing a 25x38 sheet, form 23x36. A few publishers of six and seven-column
folio newspapers use this size for two pages at a time. If a weekly, much of the
press's time can be given to job work; if a daily its speed of 2200 an hour is an advan-
tage. Ordinarily, the No. 4 is to be found in the job office. As its maximum it prints
the stock sheet most used for books, catalogues, pamphlets and the like; and this, in con-
nection with its good qualities as a printing machine, its comparatively small size and
speed, has made it desirable and popular. <fThe No. 6 prints a six-column quarto,
and the No. 7 a seven-column quarto. These are the newspaper sizes. We think more
of them are in daily than in weekly pressrooms; and wherever they are their users,
without exception, are speaking well of them. They are used by publishers of
monthly religious, medical, insurance, fraternal and other journals, for reprints of
popular fiction, etc. Some have their presses of these sizes equipped with automatic
feeders, and secure a large output. From two No. 6's, automatically fed, one user
reports 28,860 and 28,240 respectively, in fifteen hours, or an average of 1900 an hour.
These presses often run twenty-four hours a day for weeks at a stretch, and are easily
averaging 1800 net impressions all the time. It is a large output. After the fire one
firm in Baltimore put in seven, another two, while other firms in other cities make
use of them in numbers. <JThe Standard has rack and screw distribution. We make
it also with table distribution and call it the Regular. We furnish either style in
the same sizes having equal speeds. Aside from the manner of distributing the ink
they are exactly alike. Some prefer the table distributibn, and for some work it is
best. The high fountain of the Standard, with its extra vibrators and distributors,
give excellent distribution, and approximate the advantages of the table method very
closely. The Standard has the bed accessible from the front, and this is a point
appreciated by the newspaper man and many others. <fThe Standard with table
distribution (The Regular) in the Nos. 6 and 7 sizes, is often used by show printers,
sign printers and poster printers. We have just furnished one large show printing
house with four, two of each size. One metallic sign company has bought one of each
for printing tin, iron and steel signs, and embosses these on the same machines.
This work is done surprisingly well in black and several colors in exact register.
Half-tones on tin have their distinctness and softness fully preserved, quite equalling
the effects as shown when worked on coated paper or cardboard. <fTo three drum
presses, the Standard, the Regular, and the Express, we have adapted the driving
mechanism of our Optimus two-revolution machine. The driving motion is the vital
part of a printing press, and the one upon the exactness of which the effectiveness of
every other part most intimately depends. In the ball and socket motion, the sim-
plest in use, lies the vital and basic principle for driving a reciprocating bed. It
insures register, high speed and smoothness in operation. It is mechanically perfect,

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and has proved through years to be the best, the most natural, the only correct,
the only lasting and satisfactory device for driving a printing press bed.
Thousands have been in use for years. Not one has cost a user one cent, nor
shown appreciable wear. <flt is not necessary for the man who wishes to do
clean, workmanlike printing to go beyond the cost of a Standard or Regular
drum to accomplish his purpose. This style of press is not going out of fashion.
It is as much in demand now as at any time. In fact we are selling more. For
most work it is fully competent. There is some work, the result of recent
development in engraving and printing, for which another style of press is
better suited; but for that work which comes to the smaller offices the Standard
is sufficient, in some cases best. It provides what is required, a simple and
easily understood machine, low in first cost, economical in operation, and
capable of high class work when such is demanded and the required skill is
applied. To either the Standard or Regular a folder is readily attached.


A few years ago the demand for seven-column quarto presses began to be
pronounced, and it has constantly grown. The majority of users wanted a
fast press that could be sold at a less price than the No. 7 Dispatch even if
such a press did not have as high speed. As most of these prospective buyers
were job printers as well as newspaper publishers, a machine that would
prove to be an all around good book and job press was advisable, as in the
combination lay the highest possible returns on his investment to the owner.
<|"With a good understanding of the needs of this class of publishers and
printers, it was a comparatively easy matter to meet them. Improving upon
and extending the original ideas incorporated in the No. 3 Express, a very
fast machine designed especially for the exclusive use of the job printer, and
which already had had several years of practical use in- which to demonstrate
the value of its special features, the No. 7 Express was built. It prints four
pages of the standard seven-column quarto sheet. The bed is 38x51; size of
matter 33X X 46; guaranteed speed 2600 per hour; shipping weight 14,000
pounds. There is only one other flat-bed press of like size that equals or
surpasses it in speed, and that is the Dispatch, described herein. No other
drum, and no two-revolution, of same size, approaches the No. 7 Express in
this respect. In fact, in the shop, and in one or two instances in pressrooms,
the machine has been run at 3000 an hour "just to show what it could do."
*FSeveral unique features combine to make this machine speedy; but this
special and very valuable feature depends primarily upon the bed motion and
the inking mechanism. The bed motion is three to one, that is, three revolu-
tions of the star-gear to each impression. The bed, traveling a much shorter
distance than in the ordinary drum, is driven by our new patented ball and
socket bed mechanism, the shaft of which is nicely balanced by a new bed-
shaft balancing device. The whole gives great speed to the bed, and extreme
smoothness of action. The result is fully sixty per cent more speed than is
possible in a press constructed in the usual way. The ball and socket principle
is not new, as it has been used for years on our well known two-revolution
press, and, somewhat modified, upon the Standard, Regular and No. 3 Express
drums. In its highest perfection it is found in the Optimus and the No. 7
Express. <f The inking mechanism is our new patented high fountain, three-
vibrator combination, with two form rollers, each three inches in diameter.

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Both of the form rollers pass completely over the form with the excep-
tion of a narrow strip an inch or so wide at the back which one roller
does not cover. This roller is automatically raised clear of the form at
the point of reverse, but is held in close contact with its vibrator. This
obviates all tendency to streak the form by reversing on the type. The
other form roller, which passes entirely over the type, is driven between
two steel vibrators moving endwise in opposite directions, and because
of its location, possesses nearly double the inking capacity of the
ordinary . roller. The entire arrangement is highly efficient. <fThe
fountain and rollers are placed closer to the cylinder than is the usual
practice, the rollers passing under it as far as practicable. Space is
thus utilized that in all other presses is wasted, and a valuable reduction
in the run of the bed is secured that materially increases speed. By
hand levers conveniently placed on the side frames the entire inking
mechanism can be moved forward away from the cylinder sufficiently
for conveniently putting in, removing or adjusting rollers. All become
readily accessible. These levers not only move the inking apparatus
in and out, but automatically lock it in either position. If necessary it
can be thrown forward and back while the machine is in operation.
No screws or clamps of any sort are used. <If This press has our patented
safety gripper action, which registers perfectly and operates quietly:
and while it is vastly superior to, it is also a much appreciated relief
from, the old fashioned, commonly used and excessively noisy tumbler
gripper motion. There are air springs, tapeless rear fly delivery, and
the adjustable fly as used on our Standard, Regular and Express drums,
any finger of which can be easily removed or adjusted. The fly table
is fitted with a first-class jogger. <f The driving pulleys are high speed,
running seven and one-half to one, that is, seven and one-half revolu-
tions of driving pulley to one impression. The outrigger supporting
this high-speed shaft is constructed to admit a large driving pulley,
making it easy to use a direct belted electric motor without alteration.
There is a back-up which can be used as a brake, an adjustable feeder's
platform on each side, and a feedboard but slightly inclined. The bed
is perfectly supported by a strong center-girt. The cylinder is very
heavy, with large steel shaft and big bearings, giving great strength of
impression. <fThe press is admirably built and finished. "We have
spared no pains to make it the most thoroughly up-to-date two-roller
press for newspaper, first-class periodical and high speed commercial
work. It is the latest and best of the drum class, and is without a rival
anywhere. Its price is within easy reach of everyone who requires
such a machine, and for what it secures we think it surprisingly low.


Faster than the No. 7 Express, heavier, and only for newspaper and
like work, is the Double Feed Dispatch. It is an old favorite, and is
intended particularly for the printing of the daily in the smaller cities,

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It is the fastest single cylinder flat-bed press of its size ever made,
either drum or two-revolution. The bed runs just far enough to print
the form, which is inked from both ends. For this purpose there is
a high fountain, with vibrators and rollers, in front, and another in
rear of cylinder. The short run of the bed has the advantage of
materially reducing the size of the cylinder, which is not as large as
it would be in an ordinary drum having bed of same size. The driv-
ing gear is three-to-one, and this with its heavy construction, short
travel and double inking, gives a speed unknown to other flat-bed
machines. It is quite as simple to operate as the ordinary drum,
{fits special service alone has been considered, without any attempt
to fit the Dispatch for any thing else. For its purpose it has no rival.
It is the only machine of its kind, and fills the gap between the ordi-
nary drum and the perfecting press. For evening editions of 3500 or
so there is no press as satisfactory. A larger morning edition can be
printed as then there is more time. *ffThe Dispatch is made in one
size only, a seven column quarto, bed 39x52, with a speed, on a good
foundation, of 3000 an hour. "Weight, 16,800 pounds. (f On special
orders it can be built single-feed, which has as great speed as the
double-feed ; but this style requires the services of a very expert feeder
to utilize the full capacity of the press. The double-feed permits the
use of two feeders, each of whom is required to handle sheets to half
the speed of the machine, with a greater certainty of securing it. A
double-feed can be run as a single-feed, the change requiring but a
moment's time. It is usual to run the first side with one feeder, and the
last with two. Either feed-board may be used with one feeder, and
but one folder is necessary. Either feeder has full control of the
press. <f Compared with a flat-bed perfecting press the Dispatch
possesses all the advantages required for the average circulation in
the small cities. Not only does the former cost more than twice as much,
but it requires more power, more space, higher priced labor, and
the wastes are greater. Add the depreciation and interest on the
increased cost, and the whole makes the expense for printing the
average country daily antagonistic to an adequate profit, and far in
excess of that incurred should the Dispatch be used. This machine
requires a small investment, ordinary skill and experience, little
power, little space, and makes little waste. It most satisfactorily solves
the principal problem confronting the publishers of papers having
circulations within its capacity. A folder can easily be attached.
A good one is necessary to stand the pace.

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Read, if you have not already done so, what we have
said of the Standard, giving special heed to the claims made
for the smaller sizes, the sizes used by job printers. Then
imagine a Standard made heavier, stronger, and improved
until it runs easily and quietly at 3600 an hour. This will
be the Express, in every way deserving its name. It possesses
every excellence of the Standard, all its special patented
features, with some others of its own. Its great speed, its
smoothness in operation, its accuracy of register, come through
that simplest and most perfect of bed drives, our patented
ball and socket motion, which we again borrow from the
Optimus. CfThe Express is the latest development in the
drum cylinder, with speed as its chief characteristic. No
quality, however, needed in a first-class printing machine
has been neglected or sacrificed to furnish a speed here-
tofore impossible in this style of press. There is considerable
low-priced work that can be done on this machine at a profit
because of low cost and high speed; and there is little or no
work, no matter how fine or exact, coming within the limita-
tions of two rollers, that it cannot satisfactorily do in the
hands of a good workman. Cf The Express bed is 24x31 ; form
18>2 x27. Rack and screw distribution; patented high fountain.
Weight, 7 1 00 pounds. Cf This machine with the Pony Standard
(22x27, form 17>^x23, speed 2400) and the Pony Regular, same
size and speed as the Standard, but with table distribution,
completes a trio of Pony drums that are without a rival.
Three-color process work has been done upon them; color work
in many printings and most good work is possible with them.
Their cost is about one half of that of a two-roller two-revolu-
tion press. They will not cost as much as two large jobbers,
will do more work and will do it better. Of two of them a
Kansas City firm says: <f"We wish to say that the Pony
Standard and the Pony Express cylinder presses which you
have installed in our plant in the past year are absolutely
satisfactory, both as to speed and quality of work produced.
We do not believe there is a press in the market that will give
the same results at anywhere near the price for which these

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presses are sold." ^f For nearly eleven years we have
had a Standard Pony in constant use in our own printing
department. It is an "old style" machine. It is not the
perfected machine we sell now. Through all sorts of
rushes; upon all sorts of work from plainest to that in
several colors, it has always been a ready and certain
means to a satisfactory end. It is a favorite, and
deserves the partiality our employees have for it. Its
last notable performances were the printing of the 35000
specimens (in invitation form) showing our new scripts,
and the first edition of our handsome Chase Book in
two colors, with halftones. <f Few printers indeed would
put script forms specimen forms on a drum, and an
old drum at that; nor would they attempt three-color
work on such a press. This is because they do not
know the Standard, and are not in any way familiar
with the advantages and niceties of a first-class drum.
They forget that all the improvements in presses have
not been made upon the two-revolution, and that a large
percentage of all printing can still be done upon a two-
roller drum quite as well. *!FThe man who has a good
trade that demands really nice, workmanlike, every-day
printing, cannot go amiss in selecting either the Express,
the Standard, or the Regular. Each has some special
advantage of its own; and which of these is best adapted
to his special needs is easily determined by the printer
himself. No other drums as good have ever been made.
They do not cost much, either at first or in operation.
If he has the skill remarkably good results can be had,
as satisfactory to his customers as profitable to himself.
Of course a drum has limitations, but its range is not
nearly as restricted as most printers pretend to believe.
<!FFor the job office the Nos. 2 and 4 Standard or
Regular, or the No. 3 Express, are very desirable, and

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will prove profitable. In the large pressroom
they offer a low-cost and very efficient relief to
the crowded two-revolutions, as in a recent case
where illustrations of field flowers in eight colors
were surprisingly well done on an old Standard.


Each style of printing press has its good
points and its special uses; and there are some
things within the easy range of drum cylinders
that cannot be so perfectly produced on two-
revolutions, surprising as such a statement may
be to many. This is illustrated by a bit we find
in a recent "Progressive Printer," wherein the
writer recalls "taking a printer friend to see an
up to date job office in which a large amount
of color-work was done on very heavy card-
board. In the pressroom was a drum cylinder,
right beside a latest pattern two-revolution; and
our friend said to the manager, 'Why in the
world do you keep such a trap in this modern
office?' We were amused at seeing his look of
incredulity when told there was no other press
that would do the particular work they were
doing quite so well." flFMany are inclined to
believe that the drum cylinder is a thing of the
past. This in the main is an error, and is refuted
by the steadily growing demand for presses of
this class. It cannot be denied that much work
requires a different kind of press; but there is
now, and always will be, a large amount of
good, clean, every-day printing to be done under

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conditions that preclude the advan-
tageous use of high-priced machines.
These conditions demand a simple and
easily understood press, one that will
not require the services of an expert,
and on which any good pressman may
secure gratifying results with least pos-
sible outlay of time. These machines
often run a part of the time only, and
the investment should not be great.
When the two-revolution came into
prominence, the attention of both build-
ers and users was turned to it, and for
a time the drum was neglected. At
that time the drum was not all it should
have been; but its defects were not at
all a necessary part of the drum style
of press. The development of the two-
revolution led later to the perfection of
the drum, and its reinstatement in the
good opinion of an exacting and con-
stantly increasing trade. All that the
drum needed was the careful improve-
ments we have given it. These we have
borrowed in part from the two-revo-
lution, and they reach their highest
development in the Standard, Regular
and the Express.

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Online Librarybros. & Spindler BarnhartBook of type specimens. Comprising a large variety of superior copper-mixed types, rules, borders, galleys, printing presses, electric-welded chases, paper and card cutters, wood goods, book binding machinery etc., together with valuable information to the craft. Specimen book no.9 → online text (page 19 of 71)