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Re: [PPLetterpress] Re: Seeking advice for purchasing a tabletop press

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  • Michael Andrews
    Hi David Do you still have the C&P? What size is it? I am in Hermosa Beach, near LAX thanks michael ...
    Message 1 of 7 , Oct 6, 2004
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      Hi David

      Do you still have the C&P?

      What size is it?

      I am in Hermosa Beach, near LAX

      thanks

      michael


      --- 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
      > not
      > > 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
      > for
      > > 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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