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Heidelberg Windmill Production, c1957

Superb 1957 photograph of the Heidelberg "windmill" press production line in Germany, c1957.

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Heidelberg Windmill production line c1957

Heidelberg Windmill production line c1957

A rather cynical commentator has said: "And each worker adding a single impossible-to-remove taper-pinned part." Sounds like the comment is a result of bitter experience!

More letterpress machine production here: Intertype Factory, 1966.


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