I suppose you have to be a tad insane to try and move a 1200 pound letterpress, and maybe just a tad more insane to try and do it in a Chicago January. It was in the 20s today! That’s awesome compared to the few days before. Anyway, I took my trusty camera to document the experience. It took a while and wasn’t too stressful, but all the same I’m glad it’s over and the press is now in it’s new home in Skokie.
Tied down on a mini-pallet
Closeup of the C&P tied down
Paul Aken clearing some of the snow away from the loading area
My press was amongst many friends at The Platen Press Museum in Zion, IL
The motor, detached
Tied up and ready to roll
The arrival of the moving truck
The lift gate wouldn’t quite go all the way down…
So Paul had to scrape some ice away
My pallet jack or yours?
Paul and Paul using the pallet jack to push the big baby onto the lift gate
Adjusting placement on the lift gate
Well positioned on the lift gate
Need a letterpress moved in Chicago? Try Anything Heavy! Everything went smoothly and I would definitely recommend them.
Inside the truck, all 1200 pounds
Secured and ready for transport!
Up goes the motor
Arrival in Skokie
Down she goes
The “enabler” i.e. allower of warehouse usage (Ben, I told you I’d put you on my blog)
Temporary position until further warehouse rearrangement
Me and my C&P!
I love my big baby.