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I seem to have blown my semi-retirement

Started by robfturner, September 21, 2006, 10:42:43 PM

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At age 70, I still enjoy working part-time for a fully digital, start-of-the-art direct mail producer. For somewhat of a hobby, I let myself be talked into setting up an antique printing display at our local version of Williamsburg, Virginia; Heritage Village, Largo, Pinellas County, Florida, USA.

I have also been contacted by Dr. Richard Mathews, University of Tampa, concerning the rejuvenation of some hot metal equipment with the goal of breathing new life into The University of Tampa Press. This looks to be a lot of work and, the best part, a lot of fun. Who says retirement is boring?

For a peek at my new collection of toys:

~ Bob Turner

Dan Williams

Nice Vandercook and Pearl. I have only seen an Intertype C-SM with that SM configuration one other time.
Letterpress classes seem to draw a crowd these days and assuming the headletter cases are full and complete, that may be a fun thing to try.


Hey, great! ... lots of work involved there!
I love especially the Pearl, never seen this model before.

This project seems to be worth investing some of your retirement time  :)

Regards, Andy

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