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Printing Press - George Mann, Offset, 1920s Object Reg. No: ST 026522

Summary:
Rotary offset lithographic printing press, manufactured by George Mann & Co. Ltd. in the 1920s possibly. The provenance is unknown - probably bought new but the Australian agents have not been located.

The press was hand fed and has foot pedals to control operation. This would be an attractive press (with a high wooden delivery tables) demonstrating a unique method of press construction; the press was clearly used to print labels, transfers and decals and represents a totally different aspect of printing heritage than other items in the Museum collection. The press is currently set up to print a decal or label with the Australian Army insignia.
Statement Of Significance:
One of the earliest Mann presses and possibly the only one surviving in Australia.

This would be an attractive press (with a high wooden delivery tables) demonstrating a unique method of press construction; the press was clearly used to print labels, transfers and decals and represents a totally different aspect of printing heritage than other items in the Museum collection.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Simplex Transfers, 1969
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 187 cm (Height), 225 cm (Width), 200 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Hisdtorical dimensions: Royal (20 inch by 25 inch)

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Tagged with: printing, office equipment
Themes this item is part of: Litho Printing, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printers
Inscriptions: Brass label: George Mann & Co. Ltd./Leeds & London/M/No: M 1256
The label contains a long list of granted patents in various countries, the latest being USA October 1916.
Manufacturer: George Mann & Co. Ltd, Leeds & London, England, circa 1920
References: Sources used by Peter Marsh (2 July 2007) for this record:
Museum Archives, File 00171/119/1, items 123 & 125. See also VPRS 9957/P2, Unit 37, file 82/33.
(VPRS = Victorian Public Record Series)

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CDamian Posted on 22 Mar 2014 10:51 AM
don't have you a pic of this printing press?

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