Re: Detail shoots of a Pearl #3
- Nice Pearl, Matt. Rollers and trucks for it yet?
One thing I have had told me a number of times is
that the flywheel should spin "top-away", counterclock
when facing the outside of the wheel. Now, unlike a
C&P, the Pearl is a simple open and close clamshell,
so I can't see it makes any particular difference.
But . . . just thought I'd pass that along for what it's
My Pearl turns 100 years old in April. Hoping to have
a pair of comp rollers (and probably delrin trucks) for
it by then.
Good show on the video! And good Providence to you
on the construction of your tables. I had a bit of a
go-'round with mine, chronicled on my letterpress
blog (at http://www.gjohanson.blogspot.com )- I've been
working on it for about a year now. Just about done.
G. Johanson, Settlement Printer
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "shapoffm" <shapoffm@...> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> your are correct the feedboard is being rebuilt :)
> i'm am very careful about type height and gripper placement, so i think my impressions are as deep as i want to go and nothing is smashing.
> thanks for watching the video and your comments.
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, typetom@ wrote:
> > Hi Matt,
> > Fun to see the Pearl in motion, especially as it magically keeps rolling
> > when you walk away from it!
> > A couple of observations (maybe obvious already):
> > You are missing the feed table, which would allow you to print without
> > walking away each time!
> > This model Pearl does not have a throw-off mechanism, so when you are
> > printing with ink each impression will ink the paper, or the tympan (which will
> > off-print on the back of the next copy!)
> > So a regular pattern of feeding is necessary, or you will need to stop it
> > with the foot treadle before it hits.
> > And consider that this size press does not have the strength for a very
> > heavy impression, either with or without ink. I have helped rebuild a Pearl that
> > shattered several internal parts when it was over-driven. Rather brittle old
> > metal. Wonderfully designed machine for certain kinds of printing, but not
> > intended for embossing.
> > Tom
> > Tom Parson/ Now It's Up To You
> > 157 S Logan, Denver CO 80209
> > (303) 777-8951
> > (720) 480-5358 cellphone
> > _typetom@_ (mailto:typetom@)
> > In a message dated 3/17/2009 9:43:20 A.M. Mountain Daylight Time,
> > shapoffm@ writes:
> > http://blip.tv/file/1884211?filename=Mattlabs-UsingThePearl3295.m4v
> > It's really ironic to be learning to use both an 1895 Pearl #3 letterpress
> > and a 2008 HDV camera.
> > Watch those fingers! It's quite an amazing piece of industrial history. More
> > accurate than a modern 60K+ Laser printer yet it uses no electricity!
> > If there are any others shoots you'd like to see let me know. You can read
> > more about my experiements with this press and 19th century salt prints at
> > http://handmadeonpeconicbay.com
> > thanks,
> > _m@t_ (mailto:m@t)
> > **************A Good Credit Score is 700 or Above. See yours in just 2 easy
> > steps!
> > (http://pr.atwola.com/promoclk/100126575x1219850974x1201371016/aol?redir=http:%2F%2Fwww.freecreditreport.com%2Fpm%2Fdefault.aspx%3Fsc%3D668072%26hmpgID
> > %3D62%26bcd%3DMarchfooterNO62)
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]