Re: [PPLetterpress] No presses in the basement, please
- Good point. Underground Lit will now become Ground Level Concrete Slab Lit.
Seriously, if you care about preserving the craft, don't put your press
below ground without a way to get it out. Or build a wall around the press
after you move it in. I've had to move presses in these circumstances and I
really don't want to do it again!
On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@...> wrote:
> On 4 Nov 2009, at 3:37 PM, Harold Kyle wrote:
> > The best you can do is remove the flywheel, which will then allow
> > you to
> > remove the "table" on the front which holds the paper feed and
> > delivery
> > sections. These parts are not exactly easy to remove but they are
> > possible.
> > You're still left with two very heavy castings which are not
> > suitable for
> > carrying. I can describe the process required for this if you'd
> > like, and it
> > should print fine afterwards because everything's pinned in place.
> > Incidentally, I support a constitutional amendment to prohibit
> > presses from
> > basements.
> That would have to be the subterranean rider on the First Amendment, eh?
> Or a prohibition on Underground Lit?
> > Hope this helps,
> > Harold
> > --
> > ---
> > Boxcar Press
> > 501 W. Fayette St. #222
> > Syracuse, NY 13204
> > www.boxcarpress.com
> Peter Fraterdeus
> Exquisite Letterpress from Slow Print Studios
501 W. Fayette St. #222
Syracuse, NY 13204
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- My dear brother Iowan Tim Fay in Anamosa (http://wapsi-almanac.com *)
told me the saddest press story I've ever heard about a couple of fine
old presses entombed in concrete in the foundation of a building.
Rather than move the things out, they just filled in the whole
basement and built a new building on top of it. This was out in the
Iowa boonies somewhere. I guess it would have just cost way more to
get them out than they were worth in 'scrap'.
A good project for 22nd C archeology grad students, I suppose.
* Tim's in the midst of printing his next edition of possibly the last
all linotype & web letterpress journal around...
Hope I'm not divulging top secret info... Guess I'll hear about it if
I am ;-)
On 4 Nov 2009, at 3:51 PM, Harold Kyle wrote:
> Good point. Underground Lit will now become Ground Level Concrete
> Slab Lit.
> Seriously, if you care about preserving the craft, don't put your
> below ground without a way to get it out. Or build a wall around the
> after you move it in. I've had to move presses in these
> circumstances and I
> really don't want to do it again!
Exquisite Letterpress from Slow Print Studios