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Duplicator - Multigraph, Model 100, 1930s Object Reg. No: ST 032360

Summary:
Duplicator, Multigraph Model 100, manufactured by the Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation possibly in the 1930s
Description:
Consists of grooved cylinder drum in which type can be slotted. Inking was either through the broad spooled ribbon for "typewritten" form letters, or with printing ink applied to the rollers, for regular printing.. Line length is 7.25 inch. paper feed and recovery plates are demountable. with spare ribbon, parts, user's manual.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from National Museum of Victoria, 1981
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 310 mm (Height), 410 mm (Width), 250 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: printing, office equipment, multigraphs
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printers
Inscriptions: Trade mark "Multigraph".marked "model 100 serial number 638647".
Manufacturer: Addressograph-Multigraph Corp, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, 1930-1939

Date uncertain; the Addressograph-Multigraph Corp was formed in the early 1930s.
References: STAMPED OUT - History of the Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation: http://stampedout.net/information-022-am_his.html (accessed 13 April 2011)

Comments

Dave Robison Posted on 13 Apr 2011 5:27 AM
The Multigraph model 100 was introduced by the American Multigraph Sales Co. in the late 1920s shortly before their merger with Addressograph (to become Addressograph-Multigraph Corp.); the machine pictured was probably made sometime in the 1930s. Inking was either through the wide ribbon mentioned, for "typewritten" form letters, or with printing ink applied to the rollers, for regular printing. The paper feed table is mounted upside-down in the above photo.

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