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Started by Dave Hughes, March 17, 2010, 09:59:07 AM
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QuoteThis photograph shows a typical installation of Graphotypes as they were employed in large corporations and business. The Graphotype was essential to company operations as it was the backbone that produced the metal plates for the Addressograph machines. This photograph illustrates at lease 13 Graphotypes that can be seen. If one looks closely it is assumed that there are many more that did not make it in the photo. It is sad as many people who are passing today have listed in their obituaries the fact that at one time or another they were an Addressograph operator. The machines produced by Addressograph Multigraph effected whole generations and yet many people today have no idea how large a role these machine played in history. Many people spent their entire adult career as an Addressograph operator.While the Graphotype may be found in thousands of models and configurations the principal behind all Graphotypes remains the same. The machine uses a set of dies and punches to either emboss or deboss metal plates or tags for a given application. Graphotypes come in two styles - either hand operated (manual) or electric (motor-driven). The motor driven machines are faster and more geared toward production.