We hope you are doing well during these dark times.
Oddly enough, the order load at 4GF is at an all time high...over double our usual volume. That, combined with C-19 related delays in material delivery, has put us way behind. Orders received today are taking 4 weeks to ship. And that's with me working insanely long hours.
It's a nice problem to have, but we take pride in getting one-off mats
out to customers in a few days. That perk is being put aside for the
We're making exceptions in the delivery time for people who are leaving on planned trips, and for birthday mats. That's no guarantee we'll get you your mat to you on time, just a promise that we'll try.
If you're thinking about ordering a mat, plan for a month delay in delivery.
“A new method has been proposed for extending the lines of the
Magnetic Telegraph across rivers and bays. It is proposed to support the
wires in an elevated position, by means of elliptic balloons. These
balloons, being each 60 feet in length, will support about 40 pounds
each besides its own weight. The cost will not exceed $200 each, being
made of thin varnished cloth and inflated with hydrogen gas. A small
pipe 1.4 inch in diameter will be extended to each balloon, by means of
which the gas in the balloon may be occasionally replenished."