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Re: weights



As a sometime letterpress printer, I hope that people will take the very
good suggestions to use diving weights, marble or steel scrap, wrapped
bricks, etc., and forego the idea of melting down lead type - it is
getting scarce enough as it is, and while there are probably some faces
out there (Courier?) that if melted down would be no loss to anyone, there
are also a lot of cool ones that have gone for scrap and are lost to those
of us who want them.


On Mon, 3 Apr 2000, Simrat K. Khalsa wrote:

> >I use my Random House Dictionary for a weight, sometimes with a
> >cloth-covered brick on top.
> >
> >Where does one get printer's furniture, or damaged or for that matter, any,
> >lead type?
> >
> >Nan Roberts
> >North Redwood Book Arts Guild
> >Eureka, Calif.
>
> Nan,
>
> You might check http://www.ebay.com. You can do a search for "letterpress'
> or look under Everything Else: Equipment: Printing in their categories.
> There is a lot of letterpress stuff there.
>
> Simrat
>
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