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Printing Press - George Mann, Offset, 1920s Reg. No: ST 026522
- 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
|Dimensions:||187 cm (Height), 225 cm (Width), 200 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Hisdtorical dimensions: Royal (20 inch by 25 inch)|
|Tagged with:||printing, office equipment, i have a mann catalogue for metal decorating machines circa 1910 . it has 36 pages and a metal cover printed by f a atkins and co of leeds. if this item has any value or interest please let me know, regards les minall., i served 6years as an apprentice, i polished litho stones with granite, i used everdamp transfer paper, how many so called lithographic printers of today would even know what a tam o shanter stone was .|
|Themes this item is part of:||Litho Printing, Information & Communication Collection|
|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, Great Britain, circa 1920|
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)