This is a blatant commercial advertisement, seriously,
I know of a piece of equipment, (Denver IB-30), that would ONLY be of use to
a glass person. (as in all of you all), that the current owner(not me!)
wants to sell. IF, and you notice those big letters, IF anyone has an
interest, please post it. If you research it, you will find these formerly
sold at $13,800 FOB Denver, CO.
This person wants to sell at $2450.00, it is a steal and is in great shape,
just need the room and they have no use for it anymore.
End of post, and I will never do it again, unless, of course, I think
someone here may miss out on something they have been wanting.
I really don't see this as OT. It's something that is one of a kind and
could be of benefit to people in here. This is a forum of people who
make things out of glass, not people who buy things made out of glass.
Just my opinion.
Just got done rewiring a Denver for a local glass shop this past
Well, that's how I see it too, but I figured the spammers would pay me back
for being so attentive to their posts, which could be fun too!
Re wiring? You mean connecting or did you turn it into a 110 volt
OH!! You were wiring a kiln! The IB-30, for those that are not aware, is a
large,( 28" rougher, 30 in smoother, 36 in cork and felt wheel) Beveller,
largest size Denver made. Really big horizontal wheels, and two vertical
pre, and polish wheels with a small horizontal arbor between the large
vertical wheels also.
Altogether there are 4 motors between the two sections and 4 arbors, the
rougher and smoother have 3 hp motors, 220volt, single phase, and a 1 hp on
the polisher with a 3/4 hp ion the small arbor,(for diamond vertical
wheels.) Heavy duty machine you will never outgrow.
Easy to wire this, 220 volt 45 amp, I think, been a while since I connected
It is located in Michigan, shipping would be by common carrier and it has a
large frame and numerous parts, but I could hook you up with the owner to
carry out all the details, between the two sections you have well over 1200
lbs. I would have a tendency to rent a truck and drive, make an adventure
I assumed you were talking about a kiln. I forgot the full name of the
company is Denver Glass Machinery. I should check out my catalog and see
what I'm passing up. Is this beast stored locally? I may be coming out
that way in the next month.
Tell ya what I'm gonna do, Charlie.
If you decide you can't live without your own beveller, I'll do the driving,
if you pick up the expenses. and I hear Budget is cheaper! Need one of
those "cube van" types. Detroit to AZ is how far?
Did I mention I can't do it until 3rd week of Jan or first week of Feb? My
wife will be my co-pilot and help out for free, such a deal!
Got to polish the edges of those kiln worked pieces , don'tcha?
Where abouts in mid Michigan? My parents had a small glass n gift shop in
Frankenmuth for many years. This could possibly be a business/vacation write
off to go back and check it out! Can you give us a city? Is the guys name
Dave? or Grant? possibly? I grew up in the Saginaw area. I think I may know
who it is. Or at least I know someone who purchased a large beveling machine
a few years ago.
SC Glass Tech.
San Diego, CA
Well, isn't this fun!!?? Old home week! His name is...... Steven and
he/they live not far from Saginaw, and as long as we are on the subject,
were your relatives paperweight makers? Lampworkers? Are they mentioned in
The Paperweight book by Selman? Your last name rings a bell somehow and I
can't place it.
I am south of their a pretty good way, (and still keep my anonymity I shall
say no more on that), If you have an interest, better check it out now, I'm
trying to help these folks move it, and I do sell a fair amount of
equipment, but I usually have a list and I rarely run into these.
Not Grant, he's at Dow I think, and I don't know a Dave.
I don't think I know Steve. But that's cool he is right in that area. I'm
not sure how badly I need the beveller, but by going to see it I can right
off the ticket! Can Steve email pictures? Hummmmm now all I need is time.
Grant is Dave, His middle name is Grant. He likes to go by that name in the
art glass world. That's why I posed the question that way. I spent 13 years
with Dave at Dow. At that time, Harold Eberhart ( Uof M Ann Arbor) worked
with us too. We liked to call ourselves " the Callused Dow Boys". Dave had
picked up a real nice grind and polish set up just before I left Dow for San
Diego, 10 years ago this month..
Bingo! My late uncle Ron, and my dad Robert are both "mentioned" in Selman's
book.. Ron was better known for the paper weights than my dad. They were
pretty well known for their Carnival glass work too. My cousin Robert (
Ron's son) is still in the UP. He is better known for his work making
buttons. I have another cousin, Eric, who was in Grapevine Texas until a
divorce closed his shop there. (son of my other late uncle Richard) His
sister Karen has great little shop in Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco.
Their brother Ron is in Corning CA. working with my aunt's shop doing mainly
lampworking. I guess you could say it's a family affair! Thanks for asking.
I got away from art work / lampworking a long time ago. As I dream of
retirement ( ya right ) in the not to distant future I would like to get
back into it. Only this time it will be because I want to, not because I
need to make a living with it.
I found a link to take a virtual tour of Karen's shop, it's pretty cool,
...... now am I spamming???
Look up "Diamond beveled glass" in Houston. The guys name is chip. 3rd
generation bevel maker who makes all my custom bevels. He might pick it up,
not that Ive talked to him about it.
I forget the number, but its a 713 area code.