Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Seeking advice for purchasing a tabletop press
- Hi David
Do you still have the C&P?
What size is it?
I am in Hermosa Beach, near LAX
--- David Beckham <dbeckham@...> wrote:
> I have a C&P Pilot (which I completely stripped and
> repainted black
> when I got it) mounted on a wood stand with wheels
> located in Canoga
> Park (near LA). I also have a single Hamilton type
> cabinet (which I
> got without a top), four trays of type (don't
> remember the fonts off-
> hand and the trays are still taped over from when we
> moved), a bunch
> of coins, various cuts, some furniture, some ink.
> I'd like to sell
> the lot all at once for $750 (though I will
> certainly consider other
> offers). One gentleman asked about just the press
> and wanted it
> shipped (which would be fairly expensive as it's
> heavy and would have
> to be very carefully packaged--but could be done).
> The only thing I
> know that's out on the press is it's missing the
> little hairpin
> spring that (if I remember right) pops the paper
> lifter up or down.
> Press seemed to work OK without it. The rollers
> have only been used
> to print a couple of small jobs and are a couple of
> years old.
> When I bought the Hamilton cabinet I dis-assembled
> it and brought it
> home in the car, then put it back together (I guess
> it could be
> shipped too--but the whole thing would be easiest in
> a pick-up or
> small U-Haul.)
> I may be out of line on the price, but I'm going by
> what I paid (and
> the amount of work in refinishing the press ;-).
> Anyone is welcome
> to express what they think it should bring.
> Best regards,
> David Beckham
> --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Leah Smith"
> <leah@a...> wrote:
> > I'm looking for advice on pricing for a small
> tabletop press.
> > I'm a novice printer and am looking to purchase a
> small press. I
> > I've been looking at the C&P Pilot but also found
> a 9x12 Table
> > Top Platen, completely gone over, good used
> rollers set up
> > ready to print for $1300.00. I believe it's made
> by Craftsman and
> > looks exactly like the Pilot. Is it "less
> valuable" because it's
> > made by C&P?
> > If I bought it and later decided to sell it would
> I be able to get
> > $1300 for it?
> > This is a fairly rare press. Would I have
> difficulty finding parts
> > it or someone to work on it, if needed, in the Bay
> Area? I'd prefer
> > this over the Pilot because of the larger chase.
> > Is this a fair asking price? From what I've read
> on briarpress.org
> > it says to expect to pay $700 for a Pilot. This
> same company is
> > selling a Pilot for $1100 with new rollers.
> > I'd be having this shipped from the East Coast. Is
> that foolish or
> > are there places in the San Francisco Bay Area
> that I should be
> > looking into for presses?
> > What other questions should I be asking? Thank you
> very much
> > for any advice you might offer.
> > -Leah
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