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Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: How Heavy is a Linotype?

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  • Lamsland
    Thank you very much for that info. I just came back from looking at what s there so excuse my giddyness some. . . . First I will say it saddens and sickens me
    Message 1 of 9 , Sep 13 9:30 AM
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      Thank you very much for that info.

      I just came back from looking at what's there so excuse my giddyness
      some. . . .

      First I will say it saddens and sickens me to see a printer like this
      going out of business. I don't know if anyone on this list from NY/
      New England will remember but this used to be PM Typesetting many
      moons ago. All they did was set hot metal for other printers. At one
      time they had more than 4 linotypes.

      I wasn't able to see what model of linotype it was as the lighting
      was bad and it was mostly covered with a tarp and "stuff". All I know
      is it's intact, was working, has a full magazine loaded and is all
      electric, no gas.

      There is also a Kluge there, about 10 x 12, A smaller windmill, A
      smaller KS with no ink train but with the ink cases still there, a 4'
      x 5' free standing stone, a challange cutter with the metal tape,
      and about 2 dozen mats for the Lino.

      We were hoping the owner would show but he didn't so the guy I was
      with is going to pass on what I said about things. So it's wait and
      see some more. First and for most I'd like to see the equipment
      preserved and not scrapped. I would like to start a printing museum
      with demonstrations and classes as there really is non in
      Connecticut, but have no idea or money to know where to start. If my
      tugging on this guys hearts strings plus the reality of there not
      being a very large market for this equipment convinces him to let me
      take if for nothing, I still have the issue of moving and storing it.
      As much as I'd like to have it all to "play" with, I may be back on
      here offing up to whom ever can save it.


      Matthew "LAMMY" Lamoureux
      Full Metal Press - Operis servo a specialis nundinae

      On Sep 12, 2008, at 10:05 PM, Halton wrote:

      > To prepare a linecaster for a move rotate the machine so that the
      > mold disk is forward on the locking studs and place a 2x4 block
      > wedged behind the crucible so it can't move.
      > It will then be safe to move.
      > Joe Halton
      >
      > --- On Thu, 9/11/08, parallel_imp <Megalonyx@...> wrote:
      > From: parallel_imp <Megalonyx@...>
      > Subject: [PPLetterpress] Re: How Heavy is a Linotype?
      > To: PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 10:03 AM
      >
      > --- In PPLetterpress@ yahoogroups. com, Lamsland <lamsland1@. ..>
      > wrote:
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      > > How heavy is a linotype? Can one be skidded and moved with a pallet
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      > > jack then taken off a truck on a lift gate?
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      > Lammy, a lift gate is inadequate. Tipping is a real possibility even
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      > if the rated weight seems OK. Maybe a more stable rail lift might
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      > handle it, but the safest way is to rent a hydraulic drop trailer. A
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      > well-built custom skid is preferable to a used one. You don't want
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      > anything collapsing in transit.
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      > What model? I think the simplest Model 5 might weigh about 1750
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      > without magazine and an empty pot. But added options and more
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      > complicated models can weigh much more. Be sure you understand how to
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      > remove the magazine (and lock it) before attempting or mats will spill
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      > everywhere.
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      > --Eric Holub, SF
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