This weekend we moved another press to the shop! Emily’s been trying to get her press to RVA for almost 3 years, and after the new TPP shop was built we decided to make some room for her Chandler & Price 8x10 old style. Check out the photos from the weekend!
Here she is all loaded up and strapped down on the trailer… at this point we were praying that it wouldn’t pour the whole trip to Richmond!
Here’s Brett making some final strap adjustments…
After the 220+ mile trip from Roanoke, it was a huge relief when the press arrived at TPP!
Moving the press inside the shop was complicated by the realization that a 9-10” steel projection made the press wider than the door. The giant metal rod is a continuation of the fly wheel which at one point allowed this C&P to be hooked up to a serpentine belt on a production line. Pretty cool tidbit, but not-so-much an asset on moving day. After some surgery we removed a 5” portion of the rod and we were able to roll her right in!
Here we see Jason and Cy using brute force to wiggle and wrangle the press into place- good job guys!
And there she sits!
Stay tuned for more TPP updates as we continue to add and refine the shop….