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Re: Universal I Vandercook for sale (Dubuque, Iowa)

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  • bielerpr
    Peter and others There is a For Sale/Wanted application available on PPL (located in the menu at the left of the screen on the home page). Click on
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 31, 2010
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      Peter and others

      There is a For Sale/Wanted application available on PPL (located in the menu at the left of the screen on the home page). Click on Applications. Items listed there will "stick" for as long as you want them to.

      Gerald
      http://BielerPress.blogspot.com



      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello all.
      > I believe the following listing is acceptable under the policies of this list.
      > My apologies if it's not!
      >
      > This very nice press is looking rather shabby, after being stored by an associate in a limestone cellar for a year or so. The body and chassis of the press have substantial surface rust, but it is completely superficial, no structural damage at all.
      >
      > We rescued the press and it's now high and dry in a Dubuque warehouse, full dock-height access.
      >
      > Please see: http://bit.ly/uniOne for photoset on Flickr
      >
      > The cylinder has minor surface oxidation, no pitting. Feed table and bed both in very good condition.
      > It will need new form rollers.
      >
      > This press was used in an advertising typography shop prior to our acquiring it in the 1980s.
      > It's been very well cared for up until we had to move it west from Chicago area to Galena, Illinois.
      > An associate offered to store the press (and much else) in his street level cellar, which in late autumn (2000) was dry as a bone and seemed to be a great opportunity.
      > Unfortunately, in the spring, the cellar became a damp limestone cave....
      >
      > One specific concern is that the bearings for the ink drum (under the form rollers) seem to be frozen.
      > The drum and core will rotate together if the 'locking key' is removed from the press chassis.
      > The core/chassis is not designed to be a bearing however, so, while as far as we know *, the press can be used as-is, the bearings should be removed and replaced when possible. *(we haven't tried it lately)
      >
      > We're accepting offers for the press, as is, FOB Dubuque, Iowa, prior to July 30.
      > Note that we may decide not to accept any offer or we may request counter-offers from the top three bidders.
      > Wire Transfer preferred (3% discount on accepted offer), PayPal Accepted.
      >
      > Buyer to arrange and pay for all shipping, unless otherwise agreed.
      > Press is on a custom palette, but not crated.
      > Commercial Shippers may not want load the press without crating, so be sure to verify that before contracting.
      >
      > Inquiries via http://slowprint.com/contact-us (Just choose "comment" for Type of Inquiry)
      > Or via our listing at /http://www.briarpress.org/22243
      >
      > Many thanks!!
      >
      > Peter Fraterdeus
      > Exquisite letterpress takes time™
      > http://slowprint.com/
      >
      > IdeasWords : Idea Swords
      > Communication Strategy
      > Semiotx.com @ideaswords
      >
    • Peter Fraterdeus
      Thanks Gerald! I ll have a look! P Slowprint.com / Semiotx.com google voice 1 563 223 8231 peterf@design.org From iPhone plz excuse brevity!
      Message 2 of 5 , Aug 1 5:39 AM
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        Thanks Gerald!
        I'll have a look!

        P

        Slowprint.com / Semiotx.com
        google voice 1 563 223 8231
        peterf@...

        From iPhone plz excuse brevity!

        On Jul 31, 2010, at 11:38 PM, bielerpr <Bieler@...> wrote:

        > Peter and others
        >
        > There is a For Sale/Wanted application available on PPL (located in the menu at the left of the screen on the home page). Click on Applications. Items listed there will "stick" for as long as you want them to.
        >
        > Gerald
        > http://BielerPress.blogspot.com
        >
        >
        >
        > --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Peter Fraterdeus <peterf@...> wrote:
        >>
        >> Hello all.
        >> I believe the following listing is acceptable under the policies of this list.
        >> My apologies if it's not!
        >>
        >> This very nice press is looking rather shabby, after being stored by an associate in a limestone cellar for a year or so. The body and chassis of the press have substantial surface rust, but it is completely superficial, no structural damage at all.
        >>
        >> We rescued the press and it's now high and dry in a Dubuque warehouse, full dock-height access.
        >>
        >> Please see: http://bit.ly/uniOne for photoset on Flickr
        >>
        >> The cylinder has minor surface oxidation, no pitting. Feed table and bed both in very good condition.
        >> It will need new form rollers.
        >>
        >> This press was used in an advertising typography shop prior to our acquiring it in the 1980s.
        >> It's been very well cared for up until we had to move it west from Chicago area to Galena, Illinois.
        >> An associate offered to store the press (and much else) in his street level cellar, which in late autumn (2000) was dry as a bone and seemed to be a great opportunity.
        >> Unfortunately, in the spring, the cellar became a damp limestone cave....
        >>
        >> One specific concern is that the bearings for the ink drum (under the form rollers) seem to be frozen.
        >> The drum and core will rotate together if the 'locking key' is removed from the press chassis.
        >> The core/chassis is not designed to be a bearing however, so, while as far as we know *, the press can be used as-is, the bearings should be removed and replaced when possible. *(we haven't tried it lately)
        >>
        >> We're accepting offers for the press, as is, FOB Dubuque, Iowa, prior to July 30.
        >> Note that we may decide not to accept any offer or we may request counter-offers from the top three bidders.
        >> Wire Transfer preferred (3% discount on accepted offer), PayPal Accepted.
        >>
        >> Buyer to arrange and pay for all shipping, unless otherwise agreed.
        >> Press is on a custom palette, but not crated.
        >> Commercial Shippers may not want load the press without crating, so be sure to verify that before contracting.
        >>
        >> Inquiries via http://slowprint.com/contact-us (Just choose "comment" for Type of Inquiry)
        >> Or via our listing at /http://www.briarpress.org/22243
        >>
        >> Many thanks!!
        >>
        >> Peter Fraterdeus
        >> Exquisite letterpress takes time™
        >> http://slowprint.com/
        >>
        >> IdeasWords : Idea Swords
        >> Communication Strategy
        >> Semiotx.com @ideaswords
        >>
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