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Printing Press - Sherwin, Imperial Letterpress, 1855 Reg. No: HT 15179
- This press was manufactured in 1855 by John G. Sherwin.
- Printing press; an ornate metal standing mechanism with a movable tray to hold type held in a frame, with manually operated screw mechanism.
|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"|
|Tagged with:||printing equipment, printing presses|
|Themes this item is part of:||Letterpress Printing, Information & Communication Collection|
|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, Great Britain, 1855|
Source used by Peter Marsh (24 July 2007) for this record:
VPRS 9957/P1, Unit 56, Item 87/103/1