Yep. A Sorg.
It's great, too.
Here is my decision process:
to get really good, detailed information about most of the easels in the catalogs without going to a store to physically see them, and for me, that just wasn't possible. They'll tell you how great they are, but for specifics you have to really dig, and I was having trouble trusting that the construction, hardware, etc was as good as they said it was on the highly promoted main-stream catalogs. David Sorg had a website where I could see some details, and when I emailed, I got quick answers from not just a customer service person, but the guy who designed the thing. That was a really big selling point for me, and the other was that I really liked the counterbalance over a winch system. (At least it seemed more attractive to me, as I said, I haven't really tried out a winch or crank-type model, but I knew what I didn't want was a ratchet or pin system of holding the canvas.)
So, I placed my order over the phone with Mr. S, (He was wonderfully pleasant and delightful to deal with) and got my new baby!!! (Jerry's carries them too, but I guessed it would make more sense to place the order with the designer, since the price was the same both places. Hopefully he gets a better cut that way...)
Here are some photos:
My old piece of junk that I am replacing... See Ya!
My kids on the box - it comes on a freight truck and is pretty big. I couldn't carry it by myself, but I could
hold one end and drag it.
The nice job packing - everything was well braced, cross tied and safe in there.
Megan helping me install the caster wheels - pretty easy assembly.
The thing of beauty!!
Now, if I can just do it justice!!!
Thanks for all your help - this was a rewarding process!