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The enormous weight of National Geographics
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I'm finally in a position to attempt to build bookcases to hold my National Geographic collection.  However, I'm very concerned about the massive concentration of weight that will result.  As you all…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Evicci Dec 28, 2015.

Best way to deal with pages stuck together?

I recently acquired a lot of old issues that were stored away somewhere for a long period of time.  As a result, some of the issues are like a board with all the pages seemingly fused together simply…Continue

Started Dec 23, 2015

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John Evicci replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Lands of the Bible Today: 1956, 1962-3, and 1967 in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Thank you Tom!  I will pursue those leads."
Dec 8, 2016
John Evicci replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion Lands of the Bible Today: 1956, 1962-3, and 1967 in the group Map, Atlas, Supplement, and Index Collectors
"Hi George.  Thanks for the add.  Where do you find these indices?  I've never even seen one before.  Is it possible to get PDF scans of them?  I'd be happy just to have the information contained in them if not the…"
Dec 8, 2016
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Dec 7, 2016
John Evicci replied to Philip Riviere's discussion List of all National geographic Maps and Suppliments
"You're welcome!  Glad you like it!"
Nov 20, 2016
John Evicci replied to Philip Riviere's discussion List of all National geographic Maps and Suppliments
"Thanks for the reply, Phil.  I'm not counting the perforated supplements, though...only the traditional loose sheet supplements.  Your list doesn't distinguish between the two, eh?"
Oct 26, 2016
John Evicci replied to Philip Riviere's discussion List of all National geographic Maps and Suppliments
"I notice that all the lists posted here only go up to 2011.  According to my records, there were no supplements at all in the years 2013 and 2014, and only one in 2015.  This is a significant aberration from recent times.  The last…"
Oct 26, 2016
John Evicci replied to Philip Riviere's discussion List of all National geographic Maps and Suppliments
"Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this a list of maps and supplements that came with the monthly magazine?  I'm assuming there are hundreds of maps and posters that the National Geographic Society has produced, but…"
Sep 22, 2016
John Evicci replied to Philip Riviere's discussion List of all National geographic Maps and Suppliments
"Thank you Philip.  I assume you meant June 1979, not June 1970."
Sep 20, 2016
John Evicci replied to Philip Riviere's discussion List of all National geographic Maps and Suppliments
"Hey guys.  Are there, in fact, supplements for the June 1979 and January 1980 issues?  These two are suspiciously missing from my collection and I suspect they were erroneously added to the list as there is no mention in the issues…"
Sep 20, 2016
John Evicci replied to John Evicci's discussion The enormous weight of National Geographics
"That's a brilliant idea!  I'm thinking a solid platform in a roughly-triangular shape that the entire thing would sit on, thereby distributing the weight as much as possible.  Gonna mull this over a bit.  Thanks."
Dec 28, 2015
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to John Evicci's discussion The enormous weight of National Geographics
"Our shelving ran with, not across the floor joists. The shelving supports are 16 1/4 inch wide joined columns. The oak shelves slide inside the supports at 12 inches wide. The columns are further supported with slotted joints (much like a bed frame)…"
Dec 27, 2015
John Evicci replied to John Evicci's discussion The enormous weight of National Geographics
"Thank your for the response and photos.  I see that you had a considerable amount of empty space between shelves and what not.  Unfortunately, space is at a premium here, so my design will be much more compact and dense with very little…"
Dec 27, 2015
Melvin L. De Vilbiss replied to John Evicci's discussion The enormous weight of National Geographics
"You can distribute the weight across the floor joists with a base board, but really don't think this is necessary. If your collection is stored in the NG slip cases, the cases spread the weight across the shelving. If not, then you will be…"
Dec 26, 2015
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The enormous weight of National Geographics

I'm finally in a position to attempt to build bookcases to hold my National Geographic collection.  However, I'm very concerned about the massive concentration of weight that will result.  As you all know, National Geographics are very heavy!According to my rough calculations, my collection of ~1200 issues, plus the very sturdy cases required to hold them, will result in roughly 1500-2000 pounds distributed over a tiny combined footprint of barely over 4 square feet.  This would be in an L…See More
Dec 24, 2015

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