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Melbourne Printing Museum
« on: November 22, 2019, 12:29:40 AM »
The Museum of Printing Melbourne Australia has closed and the contents are to be auctioned on November 26. The machinery and accessories is being sold to cover the outstanding rent on the premises.

George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast

John Nixon

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Re: Melbourne Printing Museum
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 08:18:45 AM »
Hi George
You will be pleased to know that all the Monotype casting equipment has been purchased by The Printing Museum in New Zealand.
This includes the 845 box type collection.
This has been done to preserve the collection and restore it to running order.
We are excited about this project and all help practical and financial welcome.
More to come at

The pity is most of the Linotypes and Ludlow went to scrap.
Cheers, John Nixon