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Unusual Adana Press

Started by Dave Hughes, March 12, 2013, 01:06:51 PM

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Dave Hughes

Nice video of this unusual c1947 British Adana press running (but not printing).

I've never seen this inking system before, with the inking rollers making a full rotation!


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Adana T/P48 Letterpress Printing Press
Made in England
Build Year 1947
Serial # 460


ADANA T/P48 LETTERPRESS PRINTING MACHINE 1947
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John B Easson

It's a 'TP48' press. produced I imagine to provide for a level of production above the 8-5 table-top press. It was lighter and smaller than most second-hand cast-iron treadle presses, so could be used in homes/sheds etc.

DONALD STOTT

Bradford industrial museum has a treadle operated model whish does not work currently.


Dan Williams

The tympan doesn't tilt away from the form as expected. This tilt is an important safety feature on other contemporary platen presses.
I would be very careful around this one.

Dave Hughes

Quote from: DONALD STOTT on May 18, 2013, 04:46:46 PM
Bradford industrial museum has a treadle operated model whish does not work currently.

Welcome to the forum Donald. Hope to see you again, next time I'm there. Looked like you'd had the Linotype running last time I visited.
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