My name is David Seat, I have been working in Letterpress since 1971 where I started work at John H. Harland Check Printers in Nashville, TN at the age of 18. I started out learning to run a Miehle V-50 press then went into the National Guard, after I came back from Basic training and my schooling I was put on a Polar cutter cutting the checks apart and working on the cutter when it acted up I also worked on the Parker stitcher and a foil stamper plus a few other pieces of equipment. After two years I had enough of running the cutter and quit John Harland and went to work for my, then uncle-in-law running one of his Amoco service stations where i pumped gas, installed brakes, performed tune ups, etc. After a year I was called to apply for a job at another company called Check Printers, also in Nashville. This is where I learned to work on Linotype's, Vandercook proof presses, Miehle Verticals, McAdams three to a page presses along with everything else in the plant. I went to night school to learn air conditioning, and then a separate class to learn A/C and D/C circuits so we could take care of the electrical in the building. In 1979 I quit and went into business with Jerry Spurlock repairing Linotype's and Intertype"s around the state and then traveling U.S. wide.