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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- From: David Macfarlane <dmac@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 22:36:45 -0500
- Message-id: <199711120534.VAA20922@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I moved a 1200 pound C&P 8x12 with a tow truck (or "wreaker")
to lift it into the Ryder rent-a-truck and three guys to help me roll
it onto the loading dock at the other end. Cost: $30 to the
tow truck driver for 15 minutes work and snacks for my friends
at the other end. If I hadn't had the loading dock at this
end I was ready to call another tow truck (I kept the rope
around the press in the truck in case -- rope is better than
chain because it didn't damage the finish, but you have to be
careful how you tie it and where). Oh yeah, and $ for the truck!
And about $50 for the four little wheeled platforms I built to
put under the press' feet for rolling it around.
There's a professional printing press mover here in NY and he
wanted $400 just to help me unload the truck. I'm sure he
would have done it properly, but it wasn't necessary.
> 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.
> Jose, holler@xxxxxxxx