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Printing Press - Sherwin, Imperial Letterpress, 1855 Object Reg. No: HT 15179

Summary:
This press was manufactured in 1855 by John G. Sherwin.
Description:
Printing press; an ornate metal standing mechanism with a movable tray to hold type held in a frame, with manually operated screw mechanism.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 950 mm (Height), 620 mm (Width), 1150 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Historical dimensions: The press size is determined by the platen, which is Post Folio. The tympan could hold a sheet 43 x 28cm or 17" x 11"

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Tagged with: printing equipment, printing presses
Themes this item is part of: Letterpress Printing, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printing presses
Inscriptions: Brass label: INVENTED BY JOHN G SHERWIN/LATE SHERWIN & COPE & CO/5 CUMBERLAND ST/SHOREDITCH/LONDON
Cast - Engraved on hand lever: JOHN G. SHERWIN/1855
User: Victorian Government Printing Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1900-1980
Manufacturer: John G. Sherwin, Shoreditch, England, 1855
References: Source used by Peter Marsh (24 July 2007) for this record:
VPRS 9957/P1, Unit 56, Item 87/103/1

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