thanks--I think we're going to try it with 2 and if for some reason that doesn't work out, we can try again the next day I guess.

Any idea if an 8x10 Aristo head would fit one of these beasts??

Assuming we don't kill ourselves moving this thing or find ourselves filling out worker's comp forms, I'll let you know how it goes...

BTW--John, thanks. Yeah they seem to look different, although unfortunately I haven't seen this one in person. For years there was one in the lab of the state archives, but it belonged to a staffer who retired & took it with him. I remember it vaguely as being about the size of a Delta bandsaw we have in our woodshop--maybe 5 feet tall and the floor width of a refrigerator. I saw one online though, and the thing was almost twice that size with what looked like a blower attached to the lamphouse. It was also gunmetal grey--which is similar to a 5x7 Elwood I've seen in person as well. This one in the archives was brown, almost black. So--I guess it remains to be seen....

KT

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