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Aug 7th, 2014, 7:34am
 
I have an old F T Wimble single line perforator which I am going to restore but sadly most of the pins are broken.
I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of this type of thing and is able to point me in the right direction?
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Reply #1 - Aug 9th, 2014, 1:02am
 
Hi Stamppad1 - Yes it can be done - usually quite easily - The comb/perforating bar set-up usually consists of 3 parts.

1 - The bottom or receiver bar which is fixed to the base of the machine and is just a flat bar with a row of holes to receive the pins as they pass through the paper.

2 - The middle bar which is the same as the bottom one but is attached to the perforating bar that comes down and servers as a clap and pin guide.

3 - The top bar which also has a row of holes for the pins and usually a groove in which the pins sit. The pins are just hard wire bent in the shape of a L

I replaced a few of mine by measuring the existing pin/hole size and getting some wire from a machine shop - Cut to length with wire cutters and filed the end to a very slight angle.

Hope this helps - Tony Wink
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Reply #2 - Aug 9th, 2014, 1:52am
 
Thanks Tony, that doesn't sound too hard.

I am going to try and start next month so I will take some photo's of my progress.
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Reply #3 - Aug 9th, 2014, 7:20am
 
Look forward to seeing this Stampad1.  Sounds like a cool project.
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Reply #4 - Sep 9th, 2015, 6:49am
 
Things happen slowly in the stamp pad. Something to do with installation of a car hoist and major  surgery on a Jeep,  2" lift on a Hilux and struts on a Camry amongst other things. No progress yet but at least it has been unearthed from under a pile of parts, tools and rubbish.

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Reply #5 - Sep 25th, 2015, 10:40am
 
Wow what a beauty,
they just look great don't they , even if they don't work.

Love it !
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Reply #6 - Dec 8th, 2015, 6:38am
 
I've been trying to source a perforator here in New Zealand - no luck so far.

Once you get it working perhaps you can perforate some stamps for me

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Reply #7 - Dec 8th, 2015, 8:05pm
 
I have had one working here for a few years doing a few jobs for members.
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Reply #8 - Dec 10th, 2015, 5:17am
 
Yes if you want something done in the near future Tony would be your man. I still haven't found the time to get mine running. Embarrassed

I have also been thinking about roulettes.

If you have the space you could buy a cheap offset printing machine and use that. It doesn't have to print just feed and register properly and have a blanket fitted. You could probably buy one for scrap metal price.

There is a product called instaperf or instarule or something. You just stick it to the bottom cylinder and Bob's your uncle!

You could also use rotary perforators but the units are very expensive.
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Reply #9 - Dec 10th, 2015, 9:23am
 
I'm still in the preparation stage, but the offset printing machine might be an idea. I have lots of space for that
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Reply #10 - Dec 10th, 2015, 9:10pm
 
I used to have 3 offset printing machines and tried rouleting a few times - In the end we just used a hand wheel - Found it did a better job and much quicker for a few sheets.

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