Debbie Karnes
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  • Spring Branch, TX
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Does stripping and refinishing a 100 year old type chest ruin it's value?
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I bought a 100+ year old printer's type cabinet (Hamilton Manufacturing) that came out of a print shop. It was bought new for that print shop and was used there until it closed. And, it was used…Continue

Tags: Hamilton, case, type, printer's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amelia Fontanel Aug 3, 2013.

 

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Amelia Fontanel replied to Debbie Karnes's discussion Does stripping and refinishing a 100 year old type chest ruin it's value?
"I totally agree with Jen! Sometimes you find the most beautiful wood underneath all those coats of grime and paint. We have several that have turned out to be cherry and look gorgeous when refinished. I think a cohesive natural look (rather than…"
Aug 3, 2013
Jen Starshaped replied to Debbie Karnes's discussion Does stripping and refinishing a 100 year old type chest ruin it's value?
"I say go for it! We either refinish or paint most of our type banks to clean them up and give the studio a cohesive look. Many printers do, and rehabbed ones will still have the same value, if not more. And honestly, type cases are a dime a dozen so…"
Jul 22, 2013
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Does stripping and refinishing a 100 year old type chest ruin it's value?

I bought a 100+ year old printer's type cabinet (Hamilton Manufacturing) that came out of a print shop. It was bought new for that print shop and was used there until it closed. And, it was used hard.  It has X-acto blade cuts, ink, nicks out of the wood, etc.  Someone even cut off the corner of the cabinet, obviously it was at a corner where people were slamming into it.  It's oak. 20 drawers, full of type. There's a debate in my house as to whether stripping and refinishing it will ruin it's…See More
Jul 21, 2013
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"Hi Debbie, Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in…"
Mar 26, 2013
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Mar 26, 2013

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Make/model of press(es)?
no press, just type
Printing for How Long?
Been in the printing business for over 20 years
Apprentices or Interns Welcome?
Not Yet
About Me:
I have a type cabinet with type and I was looking for folks in the business who have a passion for this and might be interested. I don't want to sell it to someone who would break it apart and sell it by the drawer.

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At 9:15pm on March 26, 2013, Jessica C. White said…

Hi Debbie,
Welcome to Ladies of Letterpress! Please feel free to use this site to communicate with the rest of the LoLP community - you are welcome to join or start a conversation in the forum, post photos or videos, and use this site to keep in touch with printerfriends.

You can also stay in with touch with LoLP through Facebook and Twitter.

Cheers,
Jessica and Kseniya

Ps - To get more people to know that you have a type cabinet for sale, you should post it in the forum and include a photo, where you're located, and how much you're asking for it.

 
 
 

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