After spending weekends at the International Print Museum cleaning up the new (to me) old (from 1926) new-style (that's what it's called) Chandler & Price press, my husband and I finally had her delivered yesterday! We didn't get a chance to strip and repaint it, since I've got some exciting projects planned for her that need to be finished soon - so I'll save that project for another time.
Luckily we had the director of the museum deliver the press for us, because clearly he'd done this a few times in his life. Pallet jacks, two-by-fours, and this strange industrial crank thing helped get the press in place. It was all very nail biting, but after about an hour, we had it in place. The press was delivered around 5pm, and because of stupid daylight savings, my photos are mediocre at best. I'm happy to start working on her soon though, and yes it's a she. All presses are female - it has something to do with the fact that they reproduce and make copies - no joke. So we need a name - any suggestions?
|Our friend's kid (far right) looking on and totally dumbfounded.|