Re: [PPLetterpress] No presses in the basement, please
- 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!
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