Got this email from Mr. Peter Short today:
Ted we have sent out about a dozen platens to folks who very graciously sent them to us to evaluate. We think we are spot on with the material and hardness at least for the older models and are awaiting material in after the holiday to start looking at recoating the more recent models which appear to have slightly harder platens. In exchange for us coating their platens we will await responses and reaction from the folks whose platens we have recoated for the final verdict as to where we stand in being able to serve this market.
We have actually taken two orders from folks who seem comfortable with the pricing we have quoted! We are currently trying to assemble a per inch price for platens based on their ID (core OD) and OD of the platen (core and rubber) so we can provide quick pricing over the phone or via email. As with anything manufactured the more we can do of similar size ID/OD the better pricing we can achieve ad pass along to the customer. I know we are more costly than Ames probably was but at least with these two orders the customers felt our pricing was fair.
Stay tuned…we keep plugging along. Happy Fourth to you and all the members of your group. Looking to keep the typewrite platen business here and healthy in the US!
Peter J. Short
J.J. Short Associates, Inc.
All of our parts, components and tooling are proudly made by American workers in the USA!