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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- From: Harmon Seaver <hseaver@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 20:59:38 -0600
- Message-id: <199711120251.SAA14710@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Organization: Maddog Press
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi folks!
> We're wondering if any of you know of a low-budget printing press moving
> service -- in the SF Bay Area. Everyone we talk to wants to send 4 men and
> a truck and charge us way too much money.
> If you know of someone who would move our small letterpress for us (it's
> more than 500 lbs., alas) we'd really appreciate the tip.
Let'se, that's 4 guys -- better make it 8 if you can -- and a
pickup truck, plus a dolly or two. Hmmm -- looks like about two cases of
beer, some chips and dip, etc. What the heck, maybe even buy them all a
burger or two besides, maybe a couple pizzas.
Me and a buddy of mine moved 2 presses @ 600 lb each, 3 presses at
300lb each, plus a C&P 26" cutter ( 1000lb easy), at least a ton of
other crap like paper and ink, solution, parts, collators, drills,
platemakers, etc -- in a day's work. I paid him $100, paid another $200
for a 15' closed truck with a tommy lift (hydraulic end-gate) -- my son
helped us unload it all.
Harmon Seaver hseaver@xxxxxxxxx
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