Pick of the Day: Save the Press

Articulate Ink is a local print-making collective that has a studio at Creative City Centre (1843 Hamilton). Recently, they stumbled across a 1919 Chandler & Price letterpress located in a building just east of the downtown. To raise money to disassemble the press and move it to their studio they’re holding a fundraiser tonight at Creative City. Vanda wrote an article on the initiative in our Aug. 25 issue. Here’s a link.

Performing tonight will be Belle Plaine, Diamond Dogs (which includes members of Indigo Joseph) and Tiny. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the suggested donation is $10.

Author: Gregory Beatty

Greg Beatty is a crime-fighting shapeshifter who hatched from a mutagenic egg many decades ago. He likes sunny days, puppies and antique shoes. His favourite colour is not visible to your inferior human eyes. He refuses to write a bio for this website and if that means Whitworth writes one for him, so be it.

3 thoughts on “Pick of the Day: Save the Press”

  1. DO NOT DISASSEMBLE! Cut the door or the wall open to move it. Stupid shit like this makes me cringe.

    I’ts close to 100 yrs. old and still does it’s original job. That’s cool.

  2. People disassemble these things all the time, of course it is not the recommended or the best way, but if it is the only option (for example, you can’t cut the wall or doors!)Some dis-assembly (like taking off the flywheel is necessary.)

    Don’t fret Ron, we’re not going into this blindly. We know what a large job it is, and have professionals in mind for the jobs that are beyond our capacities (like taking the press apart to whatever degree necessary). I don’t think it will take full dismantling though.

    Thanks for your concern, but don’t let it make you cringe.

    Articulate Ink

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