Cabinet Six - Printing Type, Custom Built Object Reg. No: HT 25619

Cabinet 6 is a custom built type rack with some carpentry work added on top to make a slope for a case to be placed on for ease of setting. The drawers in this case are odd drawers and did not come with the cabinet.

Most of Museum Victoria's collection of priinting type is kept in purpose-built cabinets that were used to house type when that type was being used for printing. The type kept in a particular cabinet was not necessarily the type that was originally in that cabinet. The type has been catalogued according to the numbered cabinet it is in. In one case, the 'cabinet' is a museum storage container and not an original type cabinet. However, for the sake of consistency, the type has been catalogued as being in a cabinet.
Wooden cabinet with slots for thirteen cases but only five slide-out drawers present in the top part. A wooden slope has been added on top.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1030 mm (Height), 870 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: printing, printing type, printing industry
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printing type, blocks & plates
Inscriptions: No inscription

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