Wairoa Star 1968

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Cossar Printing Press

The Wairoa Star's (New Zealand) Cossar B16 Flatbed reel fed Printing Press could print up to sixteen tabloid pages in one print run and with the rewind section another eight pages could be added. The press was retired in 1976 when the Wairoa Star changed to offset.

Linotype Battery

Operators busy setting type for another edition of the Wairoa Star (New Zealand) are from foreground Kingi Te Amo, Dick Carroll and Jack Burnett. The Cossar printing press is in the background.

Type in Galleys

Galleys of type being prepared for lock up for another edition of the Wairoa Star.


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