Brighton Argus 1973 & 1990

Many thanks to Andy Taylor for sending in this video. The first two clips are from 1973, the third from 1990.

This video starts in the "wire room" then progresses to the Composing Room, showing Linotype and Ludlow operations.

This video starts with the production of a half-tone block, then goes to the stereotype department, press room and ends with distribution.

We're in 1990 now, a more slick video production, still letterpress printing - of a sort. Were we really using computers like that 20 years ago?

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