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Printing Press - Clam Shell Platen, Treadle Operation, Golding Pearl Number 14 Reg. No: ST 033922
- This is a letterpress clam shell platen printing press, manufactured by Golding & Co., USA in 1892. Letterpress is a term used to define the process of printing from a raised surface, be it type or block. The term takes it origins from the act of pressing a letter onto another substance, usually paper.
The machine was a hand fed, treadle operated platen. A storage compartment beneath the machine carries three spare inking rollers.
- Statement Of Significance:
- The machine is No. 10, and therefore is one of the earliest models made.
- Acquisition Information:
- Long-term Loan from Library Council of Victoria, 1975
|Dimensions:||140 cm (Height), 75 cm (Width), 125 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||The size of Pearl Presses is designated by inside chase measurement. The chase fits into the bed and holds the type matter. A Pearl No. 14 has an inside chase measurement of 9" x 14"|
|Tagged with:||printing equipment, printing, printing presses, golding pearl no. 14|
|Themes this item is part of:||Letterpress Printing, Information & Communication Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||printing presses|
|Inscriptions:||Label on door plate:
Golding & Co
Serial Number 10
Cast label on side:
Cast label on treadle:
(The foot pedal has a rectangular shape with the word 'Pearl' in raised letters)
|Manufacturer:||Golding Manufacturing Co, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1892|