8465Re: buying old type
- Oct 3, 2007Graham
The average life of a printer in the very early years of the 20th
century was 23 years old. This has to do with industrial conditions.
Don't you think this is food for thought? I actually have a very
intense collection of books relating to industrial/health practices.
If I tell you you are full of shit would you be offended?
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Graham and Kathy
> You actually have to ingest the stuff for it to do you harm. So long
> don't breathe it in as dust or gas, or eat it (inadvertently bysucking your
> loaded fingers or by chewing type), there's no risk. Same as leadloaded
> paint - it's not made for eating, and if kids didn't eat toys,there'd be no
> There's no record of any printer dead from lead, and the problem of lead
> related poisoning was recognized many centuries ago.
> Be as careful and attentive as you would be walking across a road -
> think, pay attention. No worries!
> Graham Moss
> Incline Press
> 36 Bow Street
> Oldham OL1 1SJ England
> > <lisaxdavidson@> wrote:
> >> You're joking, right?
> >> On Oct 2, 2007, at 8:35 AM, George Chapman wrote:
> >>> And of course as you examine the type with a magnifying glass, be
> >>> sure you
> >>> are wearing the most sophisticated mask available to avoid
> >>> breathing in
> >>> those particles of lead oxide.
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