Printers' Tales - Over 30 stories from the pre-digital age. Buy now on Amazon

Metal Type: Home | Library | Forum | Free Ads | Store

Mystery Equipment - what are they?

Started by Dave Hughes, May 29, 2016, 10:36:58 AM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Dave Hughes

Many thanks to John Nixon from the Printing Museum in Wellington, New Zealand http://www.theprintingmuseum.org.nz who stumbled across these items while having a massive tidy up.

He knows we like a mystery item challenge here on Metal Type, so does anyone know what these items are?






10-Minute Forum Training, learn about New Features - Read this Post


Dave Hughes

I think the red and green machine looks like a bit of a hybrid and my guess is that it was used to renovate/refurbish ink rollers.
10-Minute Forum Training, learn about New Features - Read this Post

John Nixon


Time for a couple of hints I think.

We all used the product from the green machine at school.

The item in the box would have been used in the Linotype room - usually by a skilled mechanic.

Cheers - John


Mechanic

John This is a reasonably competent mechanic that has no idea of what is in the box. It looks like it was used to cut down the height or width of something long.
As for the other I must have skipped school that day.
George Finn (Mechanic)
Gold Coast
Queensland
AUSTRALIA

Dave Hughes

Is the first machine something to do with pencils (I'm keeping it vague deliberately!) and the second to do with restoring keyboard rollers?
10-Minute Forum Training, learn about New Features - Read this Post

Eric Holub

The boxed unit could be for cutting Linotype matrix teeth and distributor slots.

Quick Reply

Name:
Verification:
Please leave this box empty:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image

Type the letters shown in the picture:

Shortcuts: ALT+S post or ALT+P preview



☛ Don't miss our illustrated newsletter. Click here to see back issues and details.