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Re: book press
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
- Subject: Re: book press
- From: "Jack C. Thompson" <tcl@TELEPORT.COM>
- Date: Tue, 4 Jun 1996 13:08:15 -0800
- Message-Id: <199606050801.EAA05433@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>I am also looking for a bookpress...Please, if anyone knows of one for
>sale, let me know - I'm in Massachusetts.
I know that book presses are sold as artifacts at high prices, but I've
never paid more than $50.00 for one and have picked them up for as little
as $15.00 (that one was at an antique auto swap meet).
One was being used as a door stop in a modern commercial bindery (they
traded for some other stuff) and my standing press was being used as a
coffee cup stand when I picked it up for $75.00.
They are still out there. Trust me on this....
Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Laboratory
The Caber Press * Istor Productions
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR 97217
jct@Reed.edu * firstname.lastname@example.org
"Is a half-wit herbalist only parseley sage?"
Don Guyot, 1996